Hi, I’m Deborah O’Rell with Tuckner Sipser, an employment discrimination law firm. And let me be clear, I’m not a lawyer, I don’t give legal advice, but I do share information about the process in general. And one of the first questions we get is how do you prove discrimination? Because there very often isn’t […]
If you work in NYC, the Human Rights Law requires all employers with 4 or more employees or independent contractors to engage in a cooperative dialogue with all workers who require flexibility, also knowns as a reasonable accommodation, and disability is defined as “any physical, medical, mental or psychological impairment, or a history or record […]
I mentioned in a video here last week that if you work for any employer in New York City and you’re pregnant, you’re entitled to flexibility throughout your pregnancy and even after your pregnancy, when you return, in terms of lactation issues, because New York City has the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Again, the most […]
(Republished from InStyle Magazine, Nov. 21, 2019) Maternity leave isn’t going to help a woman who’s being demoralized at work and “managed out” of her job simply for getting pregnant. By Kaelyn Forde Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate was moderated (for the first time this campaign cycle) entirely by women, so we finally got to hear […]
If you’re going to have your Rosa Parks moment, make it count. Make sure you document, document, document the complaint, and all follow up to the boss, to the HR department. Whatever happens, put it in writing. Hold their feet to the fire. Stand up for yourself. The Rosa Parks moment, Circa 2018 in the workplace.