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The Resource Because of sex : one law, ten cases, and fifty years that changed American women's lives at work, Gillian Thomas

Because of sex : one law, ten cases, and fifty years that changed American women's lives at work, Gillian Thomas

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Because of sex : one law, ten cases, and fifty years that changed American women's lives at work
Title
Because of sex
Title remainder
one law, ten cases, and fifty years that changed American women's lives at work
Statement of responsibility
Gillian Thomas
Title variation
  • Because of sex
  • One law, ten cases, and fifty years that changed American women's lives at work
Title variation remainder
1 law, 10 cases, and 50 years that changed American women's lives at work
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Language
eng
Summary
"The 1964 Civil Rights Act is best known as a monumental achievement of the civil rights movement, but it also revolutionized the lives of American women. Title VII of the law made it illegal to discriminate "because of sex." But Congress gave little guidance about how much it wanted to change in a "Mad Men" world where women played mainly supporting roles. It was up to the Supreme Court, then, to endow that simple phrase with meaning, and its decisions set off seismic changes in how the nation sees working women - women like Ida Phillips, denied an assembly line job because she had small children and was assumed to be unreliable; or Kim Rawlinson, who fought to be an Alabama prison guard because she believed that being 5'3" and 115 pounds didn't mean she couldn't do a "man's job"; or Mechelle Vinson, whose years of sexual abuse by her boss showed that sexual harassment is just as much a denial of equal opportunity as a lower paycheck; or Ann Hopkins, voted down for partnership at Price Waterhouse because the men in charge thought she needed "a course at charm school." But if there is much to celebrate in America today, where women are Supreme Court justices and presidential contenders, there is also a long way to go. Peggy Young, whose case was heard by the Supreme Court in December 2014, was forced onto unpaid leave while pregnant because UPS refused to accommodate a temporary lifting restriction imposed by her doctor. To understand this and other remaining obstacles to women's full equality on the job - from "mommy tracking" to unequal pay to a sex-segregated workforce - we need to know how we got here. Because Of Sex tells that story, and gives an unsung group of heroines their due"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
344.7301/4133
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3467
LC item number
.T56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Because of sex : one law, ten cases, and fifty years that changed American women's lives at work, Gillian Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Portions of this book previously appeared in a December 1, 2014 article in Slate." -- Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-280), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Don't shoot the messenger : Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company v. White (2006)
  • "Everyone deserves a safe delivery" : Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. (2015)
  • Women and children last : Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corporation (1971)
  • Breaking through the thin blue line : Dothard v. Rawlinson (1977)
  • Live long(er) and prosper : City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power v. Manhart (1978)
  • A hostile environment : Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson (1986)
  • "A floor, not a ceiling" : California Federal Savings & Loan Association v. Guerra (1987)
  • Making "lady partner" : Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1989)
  • Potentially pregnant : International Union, United Auto Workers of America v. Johnson Controls, Inc. (1991)
  • Taking it all the way to "Sandra Fucking Day O'Connor" : Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc. (1993)
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9781137280053
Lccn
2015033086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn919202361
  • (OCoLC)919202361
Label
Because of sex : one law, ten cases, and fifty years that changed American women's lives at work, Gillian Thomas
Publication
Note
"Portions of this book previously appeared in a December 1, 2014 article in Slate." -- Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-280), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Don't shoot the messenger : Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company v. White (2006)
  • "Everyone deserves a safe delivery" : Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. (2015)
  • Women and children last : Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corporation (1971)
  • Breaking through the thin blue line : Dothard v. Rawlinson (1977)
  • Live long(er) and prosper : City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power v. Manhart (1978)
  • A hostile environment : Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson (1986)
  • "A floor, not a ceiling" : California Federal Savings & Loan Association v. Guerra (1987)
  • Making "lady partner" : Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1989)
  • Potentially pregnant : International Union, United Auto Workers of America v. Johnson Controls, Inc. (1991)
  • Taking it all the way to "Sandra Fucking Day O'Connor" : Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc. (1993)
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9781137280053
Lccn
2015033086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn919202361
  • (OCoLC)919202361

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