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Title:
Work smarts for women : the essential sex discrimination survival guide
Author:
Paniccia, Patti.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiv, 447 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780345422613
Format :
Book

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"In 1993, CNN correspondent Patti Paniccia was one of 30 million American women who suffered sex discrimination on the job." "When Paniccia was fired, she could find no comprehensive guide that outlined her rights and options in the face of sex discrimination. This resource is the result of her extensive research - an authoritative, clearly written book for employees, supervisors, or anyone wishing to understand what constitutes sex discrimination and the legal steps to take when the offense has been committed."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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In 1993, after a pregnancy, Paniccia was fired from her position as broadcast journalist by a major television network. She sued the network and subsequently settled out of court. Drawing on that experience and her training as an attorney, she has assembled an informative look at all forms of workplace discrimination--harassment, disparate pay and benefits, glass ceiling issues, and unequal treatment due to pregnancy, age, weight, or appearance. She reviews pertinent civil rights legislation and explains the exceptions--workplaces, individuals, or situations that may not come under the protection of those laws. Chapters advise how to take action against an employer; how to file a complaint with the employer or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and the ins and outs of lawyers' fees. Appendixes list state human rights' agencies, web sites and organizations that offer information and help, and the text of applicable legislation. This book is specific, reliable, and practical. Recommended for most public libraries.--Joan Pedzich, Harris Beach & Wilcox, Rochester, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.