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Internal affairs : the abuse of power, sexual harassment and hypocrisy in the workplace
Neville, Kathleen, 1953-
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N.Y. : McGraw-Hill, 2000.
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xiv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
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HD6060.3 .N48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In this text, the author exposes the common corporate practices that allow companies to harbour and protect career harassers. It dramatizes the real-life stories of sex and power and the subsequent actions of the courts as the author analyzes how justice is really served.

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Nearly 20 years ago, Neville experienced sexual harassment at her job at a television station, where she was a reporter and an account executive. After reporting the incident, she was fired. She sued but lost the case and an appeal, which dragged on for seven years. She wrote about her experience and offered advice on handling the problem of sexual harassment in Corporate Attractions (1990). Since then, she has become a consultant specializing in sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace. Her new book is a comprehensive survey of attitudes, practices, and laws on this issue. She contrasts public perceptions of harassment with legal definitions, and she identifies who harasses and suggests reasons why they do. Neville tracks an actual case of harassment and shows the "web of consequences" that befalls companies in which harassment occurs. She also recognizes conflicts and challenges facing foreign companies located in the U.S. Appendixes summarize major cases, include applicable legal statutes, offer a sample sexual harassment policy, and advise how and where to file a claim of harassment. --David Rouse