Women’s Rights in the Workplace A weekly conversation about workplace discrimination and the state of labor and employment law with Women’s Rights in the Workplace lawyer Jack Tuckner and his guests.

April 29, 2015  

On the eve of the historic marriage equality arguments before the Supreme Court, Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell lead a discussion on the significance of the case, and what it means for the LGBT movement. Against this backdrop, Jack and Deborah are joined by Stefan Oxley and Karel Jaros to discuss the wider implications of any marriage equality decision by the Court, and a closer examination of LGBT anti-discrimination laws throughout the country, including in employment, public accommodations, and housing. 

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April 23, 2015  

Can a company fire you for wearing a hijab at work? Can they make shaving your beard a condition of employment if you wear it for religious reasons? Can your employer, or a potential employer, use your criminal record or a prior arrest as a reason to fire you or as a reason to not hire you in the first place? Listen to employee rights advocates Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell answer these important and timely employment discrimination questions by downloading this episode.

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April 14, 2015  

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Join Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell as they interview Aleka Albert, a client of their firm who won punitive and compensatory damages from a Brooklyn jury at the end of her sexual harassment trial  against two Subway fast food restaurants in February. Aleka was subjected to quid pro quo and hostile work environment sexual harassment, so listen to her brave story of workplace sexualization at the tender age of 17, as Jack and Deborah explain the difference between the two kinds of legally actionable workplace “harassment” based on sex. 

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April 7, 2015  

Can you be fired from your job while you’re out on disability leave? Does your employer have to hold your job while you recover from a car accident? What is disability discrimination?  Listen to Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell answer these and many more workplace discrimination questions. 

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