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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (80%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (0%)
Attorney Profile

Jack Tuckner is the founding partner of Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, in New York, New York. His progressive law firm is dedicated to empowering women in the workplace.

As a civil rights lawyer, Mr. Tuckner champions the rights of working women. He believes that whether she works in a small local business or a mega corporation, she deserves to be treated with respect and equality.

Mr. Tuckner represents individuals in a wide range of employment-related issues, including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, equal pay discrepancies and Family and Medical Leave Act violations. In addition, Mr. Tuckner and his firm advocate for women and men who are experiencing discrimination as a result of their sexual orientation or preferences.

As a strong supporter of women’s rights, 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), Feminist.com and the National Lawyers Guild, where he has been actively involved representing Occupy Wall Street patriots arrested for civil disobedience.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

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

Criminal Defense (0%)

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment

Employment Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017

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About Jack Tuckner

Admitted: 1988, New York

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 9to5 National Organization

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Verdicts and Settlements:

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

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:

  • 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
  • Co-founded the only Women's Rights in the Workplace law practice

Industry Groups

  • NYS County Bar Association
  • Office Location for Jack Tuckner

    120 Broadway
    Floor 18
    New York, NY 10271

    Phone: 212-766-9100

     

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    Last Updated: 4/28/2017

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