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 22, 2014  

Join Women’s Rights in the Workplace Advocates Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell as they welcome the witty and accomplished Ruth Raisfeld, Esq. (http://www.rdradr.com), veteran attorney, negotiator, mediator and arbitrator, as she provides negotiating tips for women (and men).  Want to earn what you’re worth?  What to consider, how to prepare for, and what to say and do when meeting with your employer to ask for enhanced compensation.

April 15, 2014  

   Join Women's Rights in the Workplace advocates Jack Tuckner and Deborah O'Rell as they rant about the unsurprising but still disappointing Republican vote blocking of the Paycheck Fairness Act last week--yet again--to deprive women of equal pay for equal work.  Republicans love the ladies ("they take women to dinner, they buy women diamonds and open car doors for women," according to Rush Limbaugh), they just don't want them to earn what they're worth.  Learn why women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns for comparable work, and why the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Lily Ledbetter Act have substantial loopholes that render those laws insufficient to eradicate gender pay disparity for good.

April 7, 2014  

Join the Women’s Rights in the Workplace Advocates as they chat with Daniel O’Donnell, the first openly gay man elected to the NY State Assembly, where he has been a progressive voice for all New Yorkers since 2002.  Assemblyman O’Donnell was the prime sponsor of several trailblazing bills, most notably the Marriage Equality Act, a bill O’Donnell led to passage in the Assembly five times before it was finally signed into law in June 2011.  He was also the prime sponsor of New York’s anti-bullying legislation, the Dignity for All Students Act, which requires public schools in New York to combat bias-based bullying and harassment.  And he has been a consistent leader and zealous opponent of the irresponsible hydraulic fracturing industry, protecting all New Yorkers from that ecologically invasive and dangerous process.