Pregnancy discrimination in the American workplace is a perennial problem, as the US remains the only industrialized nation without mandatory paid maternity leave, and with a patchwork of evolving and conflicting federal, state and local laws that are confusing for employers and employees alike.
As the vast majority of women who experience pregnancy-based discriminatory treatment will never see the inside of a courtroom, this program will provide attorneys with a guide to the step-by-step process to successfully represent women who are facing hostility or discrimination at work due their gestational status and/or their related medical condition, before she is fired or quits. The program is taught by veteran women’s rights attorney Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell, a client advocate who helps attorneys coach their clients through emotionally draining work of preparing a discrimination case.
Jack Tuckner is an employment lawyer with a focus in women’s rights in the workplace, such as pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment and gender pay disparity. He co-founded the firm Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, where he has served clients as an advocate and trial lawyer since 1999, and his cases or commentary on women’s discrimination issues has been reported across the media spectrum, including in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams, Good Morning America, The Anderson Cooper and Joy Behar Shows, National Public Radio, CNN, numerous local television and radio stations and at grass roots community meetings and seminars throughout the NY tri-state area. He is the author of Women's Rights in the Workplace: A Guide to Pregnancy Discrimination.
The emotional states of the people who call Tuckner Sipser for assistance run the gamut from fear to anger to shame. As a certified life coach, Deborah offers clients emotional support during the legal process, helping them to reclaim their power and self-esteem. They are offered the tools to help them redefine themselves on their own terms and not by their employer’s (or former employer’s) behavior.
It is Deborah’s purpose and mission to support our clients through the process of separation and transformation, to elevate and encourage them to see the opportunities before them, and to inspire them to raise the bar for themselves and everyone in their lives. There is infinite abundance for those who are willing to take action to manifest the life they truly want.
The presenters were well-prepared and providing useful information about representing clients who are discriminated against by their employers because of pregnancy.
Good instructors on a hot-button topic that it's tough to find education on
Very good presenter and interesting topic.
This was very informative, and the speaker clearly knew what he was talking about.