Supreme Court Gay Marriage

Women’s Rights in the Workplace – Marriage Equality and LGBT Workplace Rights – 04.27.15

On the eve of the historic marriage equality arguments before the Supreme Court, Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell lead a discussion on the significance of the case, and what it means for the LGBT movement. Against this backdrop, Jack and Deborah are joined by Stefan Oxley and Karel Jaros to discuss the wider implications of any marriage equality decision by the Court, and a closer examination of LGBT anti-discrimination laws throughout the country, including in employment, public accommodations, and housing.

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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.