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Women’s Rights in the Workplace – Religious and Criminal Conviction Discrimination – 04.20.15

Can a company fire you for wearing a hijab at work? Can they make shaving your beard a condition of employment if you wear it for religious reasons? Can your employer, or a potential employer, use your criminal record or a prior arrest as a reason to fire you or as a reason to not hire you in the first place? Listen to employee rights advocates Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell answer these important and timely employment discrimination questions by downloading this episode.

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Women’s Rights in the Workplace – Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment – 04.13.15

Join Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell as they interview Aleka Albert, a client of their firm who won punitive and compensatory damages from a Brooklyn jury at the end of her sexual harassment trial against two Subway fast food restaurants in February. Aleka was subjected to quid pro quo and hostile work environment sexual harassment, so listen to her brave story of workplace sexualization at the tender age of 17, as Jack and Deborah explain the difference between the two kinds of legally actionable workplace “harassment” based on sex.

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Jesus Christ the family man? Why the church won’t buy it

If only the great arguments between religion and doubt could be settled by scientific evidence. A story this week has it that solid evidence has emerged about the historical Jesus: the “tomb of Jesus” reportedly contains proof that Jesus was married, had a son – and was never resurrected. So that’s settled then. Or at least it would be if …

Fear Dominates Politics, Media and Human Existence in America—And It’s Getting Worse

“Fear is the mind-killer” – Frank Herbert, Dune People cannot think clearly when they are afraid. As numerous studies have shown [3], fear is the enemy of reason. It distorts emotions and perceptions, and often leads to poor decisions. For people who have suffered trauma, fear messages can sometimes trigger uncontrollable flight-or-fight responses with dangerous ramifications. Yet over time, many interlocking aspects of …