Jack Tuckner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in New York, NY

Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP
 | 120 Broadway, Floor 18
New York, NY 10271
Phone: 212-766-9100
Fax: 212-766-4474
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (80%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jack Tuckner is the co-founding partner of Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, with offices in Manhattan and Poughkeepsie, NY. This progressive NYC-based law firm is dedicated to empowering women in the workplace. The firm represents women and men contending with illegal and wrongful discharges from employment.

As a civil rights lawyer, Mr. Tuckner champions the rights of working women to work in environments free from unwelcome sexualization, gender pay inequality and pregnancy discrimination. Whether his clients work for small local businesses or transnational corporations, each deserves to be treated with respect and equality.

Jack Tuckner represents individuals in a wide range of gender-related matters, with an emphasis on assisting and supporting pregnant women with their workplace challenges both before and after they return from maternity leave, as well as empowering women to stand up to sexual harassment without quitting or giving in. 

As a staunch ally and supporter of women’s rights in and outside of the workplace, Mr. Tuckner maintains an active involvement with a variety of organizations, including the National Employment Lawyers Association, the New York Women's Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, 9 to 5 (National Association of Working Women), and the National Lawyers Guild.

Jack Tuckner also provides continuing legal education seminars for lawyers on such topics as Pregnancy and Maternity Leave Discrimination. 

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (80%): Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Jack Tuckner

Admitted: 1988, New York

Professional Webpage: http://womensrightsny.com/team/jack-tuckner/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • WorkplaceFairness.org
  • The National Lawyers Guild, 1987
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • American Bar Association, 1988
  • New York State Women's Bar
  • Feminists.com
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar, 1988
  • U.S. Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • National Organization of Women
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut State Bar, 1988
  • U.S. Eastern District of New York, 1995
  • National Association of Nurses

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 9to5 National Organization

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, New York State Bar Association (topic); Panelist,  Liz Clairborne Media (topic:  )
  • Pregnancy Discrimination CLE, LawLine, 2017


  • NYC Workfare settlement in discrimination case, 1999
  • $1million for client in sex discrimination lawsuit in Federal Court.  Theresa Garafolo v Healthcare Services Group, Inc., 2009

Representative Clients:

  • Mr. Tuckner represents working women in pregnancy discrimination matters across a broad spectrum of industries, from physicians, lawyers and accountants in professional employment settings, to sex industry workers and minimum wage factory employees, he has advanced the cause of work-life balance for innumerable women by commencing first impression pregnancy leave actions, such as the recent case of Zvovushe vs Ryan Partnership, EEOC Case # 16A-2012-00335, where the Defendant employer advised Plaintiff that she was ineligible for maternity leave as she had not worked for Defendant for at least 12 months as required by the FMLA, an increasingly commonplace and overt misrepresenation used by employers to obrtain resignations of pregnant women in order to obviate the need to provided protected maternity leaves under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, as well under state and local Human Rights Laws. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/07/pregnant-woman-fired_n_1260979.html, 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Co-founded the only Women's Rights in the Workplace law practice
  • Published Women’s Rights in the Workplace: A Guide to Pregnancy Discrimination guide to help working women understand their workplace rights regarding pregnancy and childbirth.  Women’s Rights in the Workplace: A Guide to Pregnancy Discrimination is a practical guidebook for working women interested in workplace rights regarding pregnancy and childbirth.  Presented by one of the nation's foremost experts on pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment, it is a clear and concise guide to which any working woman of childbearing age can turn for answers to frequently asked questions about the facts, legal issues, and applicable laws surrounding her rights as a pregnant woman actively employed in the US workforce.  It is available for sale on Amazon or as a free download at http://www.womensrightsny.com., 2013
  • A leading pregnancy discrimination matter of first impression reported by ABC News, showing a trend first recognized by Jack Tucnker two years ago, where pregnant women due to give birth before they've worked 12 months for the company as required by the Family and Medical Leave Act, are fired or forced to resign, in violation of federal and state anti-discrimination laws prohibiting sex and pregnancy differential treatment, notwithstanding the FMLA language, which is ironically used to hurt the very demographic its enactment was designed to protect, namely, working pregnant women.  http://abcnews.go.com/Business/confusion-pregnancy-discrimination-leads-growing-concern-workers-advocates/story?id=15500607#.T1AC9JhNy04, 2011

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Publishing
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Office Location for Jack Tuckner

120 Broadway
Floor 18
New York, NY 10271

Phone: 212-766-9100

Fax: 212-766-4474

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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