Jack Tuckner

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in New York, New York

Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP
Jack Tuckner
Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Civil Rights, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1988

Education: The City University of New York School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP

535 Fifth Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY 10017 Visit website


Jack Tuckner is the co-founding partner of Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, with offices in Manhattan and Poughkeepsie, New York. Mr. Tuckner represents women and men contending with illegal and wrongful discharges from employment across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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, he ensures they are treated with respect and equality. He is recognized for his quality legal services and holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo.

Mr. 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, 9to5 (National Association of Working Women), and the National Lawyers Guild.

Graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Hunter College, Mr. Tuckner studied law at the City University of New York School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 1987. After graduation, he began his legal career as a senior trial attorney for the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx, successfully trying many cases to verdict. He is licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Serving as an advocate for women’s discrimination issues, Mr. Tuckner has appeared on several media channels championing his cause. He is frequently invited to be a commentator on NBC’s Nightly News, Good Morning America, CNN, and various other local TV and radio stations, as well as print media such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the New York Daily News. He also provides continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for lawyers on such topics as pregnancy and maternity leave discrimination. 

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Civil Rights, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

  • 80% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988, New York

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, New York State Bar Association; Panelist,  Liz Clairborne Media
  • Pregnancy Discrimination CLE, https://www.lawline.com/course/pregnancy-discrimination-the-evergreen-employment-law-cause-of-action, LawLine, 2017
Educational Background:
  • City University of New York, Hunter College, B.A., 1984, Cum Laude
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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, 1989
  • U.S. Eastern District of New York, 1995
  • National Association of Nurses
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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • 9to5 National Organization
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Publishing

Office location for Jack Tuckner

535 Fifth Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 332-249-4888


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

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