Candidates Finally Talked About Paid Leave — But They’re Still Missing the Point

(Republished from InStyle Magazine, Nov. 21, 2019) Maternity leave isn’t going to help a woman who’s being demoralized at work…

Should I Sign A Bad Work Evaluation or Write-Up?

New York Employment Lawyer Jack Tuckner explains what you should do if you’re asked to sign a bad work evaluation, and how you can best protect your rights.

Can I be fired for reporting sexual harassment?

You cannot be fired FOR reporting sexual harassment, as that’s illegal retaliation, because the sexual harassment reporting itself is protected activity under United States and your state’s civil rights laws.

Do you have a sex discrimination case that’s valid and worth pursuing?

If you’re experiencing any hostility or differential treatment because you’re a woman in the workplace, you need to document it and put it in writing to your company. You need to complain, to allow your company the opportunity to investigate your protected Civil Rights complaint, and see it your way and remedy the situation.

Complaining about Discrimination in the Workplace

When you complain to your employer, what you have to do is tell your employer. When I say tell, you can tell, you can speak, you will speak, you will be interviewed about it, but make sure it’s all documented.

Gender Expression, Gender Identity Protection Bill Now Protects You in New York

Gender Expression, Gender Identity Protection Bill that will amend the New York State’s Human Rights Law to protect all binary gender, nonconforming employees, and transgender employees from discriminatory treatment.

Hostile Work Environment: How to Protect Yourself?

If you identify that the hostility is arising because of something about you as a woman, or a person of color, or because of your age, or your disability, or some other protected status, then it is illegal.

Breastfeeding at Work

Under federal law, since 2010, women returning from maternity leave who are breastfeeding, nursing parents – are entitled to a clean, private, non-restroom, non-bathroom space in which to express milk; to take a break and to lactate on a similar schedule to what your baby would be doing, nursing, if you were home, two or three times a day. Otherwise, it’s very painful, you can develop mastitis, it may interfere permanently with your ability to breastfeed, and it’s illegal.