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.

July 29, 2014  
Do you know about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, one of our most awesome federal civil rights laws?  The IDEA ensures services to children with disabilities throughout the nation, as it governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.  Which means that if a child has a disability, no matter how minor or profound, the school district must provide whatever additional services are necessary to provide an optimal education for that child.  Can you imagine trying to pass a law like this in today's Congress?  
Join Jack Tuckner & Deborah O'Rell as they interview one of the most prominent IDEA attorneys in the country, George Zelma, Esq., whose practice focuses on special education law, representing families of children with special needs at impartial hearings, suspension hearings, manifestation reviews and in United States district court. 
George breaks it down and explains the complex law in lay terms so anyone can understand the rights of all children to a quality education, and why that saves money for all of us and is good for America to boot (not to mention the right thing to do morally, ethically and practically. 
July 15, 2014  

6 million undocumented workers in the US are among the most vulnerable and exploited, and they’re the frequent victims of discrimination, unpaid wages, outright wage theft, dangerous working conditions and uncompensated workplace injuries, and when these workers attempt to remedy the abuse, they routinely face physical and immigration-related threats and retaliation.  Now we have a serious and heart-breaking refugee crisis at our border with 60,000 children arriving who’ve fled extreme violence in Central America, with the slim hope in their hearts of gaining asylum and safety in the United States.

Join Women’s Rights in the Workplace activists Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell as they interview the brilliant and progressive immigration law expert Professor Vanessa Merton of the Justice Clinic at Pace University Law School, who discusses this humanitarian crisis, who or what's responsible, and what can and should be done about it. 

July 8, 2014  
In our challenging times of diminishing work, jobs and opportunity, let Jack Tuckner and Deborah O'rell provide insight into what comprises a legitimate claim of workplace age and/or disability discrimination.  Are you over 40 and were you fired and replaced by someone substantially younger?  What can you do about it?  Were you terminated due to a disability from an injury sustained on the job or due to an illness, or just because your employer believes you're disabled?  Get empowered with knowledge of the law and the practical application of it to your particular workplace situation, and remember, whatever else you do, don't quit! 
July 1, 2014  
Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse and Bullying Based on Sex
How You Can Use Title IX To Empower Yourself and Change Your School Environment
Jack Tuckner goes on a decidedly non-mansplaining tear, unpacking the history and impact of the powerful 42-year-old civil rights legislation known as Title IX, its history, and its success in opening up athletic and academic opportunities for women, while he debunks its nonsensical detractors.  Most importantly, Jack raises awareness regarding the use of Title IX to address and prevent sexual violence, as an unsafe and sexually hostile, abusive or discriminating school environment violates Title IX.  Know your rights, know your IX, get involved, make a difference.