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How to Effectively Represent Working Women in Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

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Produced on March 03, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

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.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the trends and interplay between the various federal, state, and local statutes covering sex, pregnancy and disability discrimination
  2. Empower and represent a client who is still employed and suffering hostility or disparate treatment due to her pregnancy
  3. Prosecute a pregnancy discrimination case in federal or state court when your pre- or postpartum client has been terminated 

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Jack Tuckner

Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP

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.

Deborah O’Rell

Tuckner Sipser

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.


Kenneth W.

Jack Tuckner is a great presenter,

Keith R.

Tucker was great. This is not my area of law, but my wife is a midwife and we watched this together. She has seen her clients discriminated against and now has a better understanding of what help there is for her clients.

Debbie Ann R.

Excellent course very informative.

James R.

Very informative

Paola T.

The content was very thorough and well explained.

Julie A.

Great course very interesting and informative

Caroline B.

These guys are really effective - practical, useful practice tips, and NOT boring! Highly recommend.

Najwa S.

Very engaging.

Latia W.

The presenters were well-prepared and providing useful information about representing clients who are discriminated against by their employers because of pregnancy.

Derek F.

Good instructors on a hot-button topic that it's tough to find education on

Lynne T.


Todd C.

Very good presenter and interesting topic.

Lucia T.

This was very informative, and the speaker clearly knew what he was talking about.

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