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Corporate attractions : an inside account of sexual harassment with the new rules for men and women on the job
Author:
Neville, Kathleen, 1953-
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Acropolis Books, 1990.
Physical Description:
xxiv, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780874919523

9780874919530
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Reviews 6

Booklist Review

In 1981 Neville was a rising star at a Buffalo, New York, television station where she worked as a sales account executive and on-air consumer reporter. The former beauty-pageant entrant was stunned when her married, newly promoted male supervisor made overt sexual advances and indicated that unless Neville complied with his wishes, career advancement was impossible. Neville handled the matter in a professional manner by informing the general sales manager, who took no action. Ultimately, after another complaint by Neville, she was fired. She took her case to district court, where after six years of legal hassling, the judge ruled against Neville in what had become a termination issue rather than one of sexual harassment. Not surprisingly, Neville learned much about corporate politics and the judicial process through her legal ordeal, and in this involving reflection, she not only relates her experiences but offers enlightenment and guidelines for others facing similar situations. As both a reflective memoir and a handbook for dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace, this is a timely, absorbing account. To be indexed. --Sue-Ellen ~Beauregard


Publisher's Weekly Review

As accounts of sexual harassment are increasingly reported by members of the growing female workforce, Neville, one of its victims, offers guidelines to combat the problem. In a forthright narrative, understandably tinged with bitterness, she recounts how, following her complaint of sexual harassment by her boss, she was fired from her job as a TV reporter in upstate New York and underwent seven years of humiliation, death threats and sensationally covered trials that wrecked her career and bank account. Now a counselor to similarly abused women, she discusses how to identify and report signs of improper behavior. She calls for enforcement of existing federal and court guidelines, although she maintains that the legal system is still inimical to this type of case. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

This book offers readers sound advice concerning sexual harassment on the job and the details of the author's legal battle with Taft Broadcasting, which cost her a career as a television account executive as well as a great deal of money. Profoundly affected by the experience, Neville now counsels victims of sexual harassment. Aiming to offer ways of dealing with each person and situation encountered in a positive manner, Neville is best when disclosing her doubts about the legal system and discussing alternate ways of voicing complaints. For general readers in public library collections.-- Christy Zlatos, Northeastern Univ. Lib., Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

In 1981 Neville was a rising star at a Buffalo, New York, television station where she worked as a sales account executive and on-air consumer reporter. The former beauty-pageant entrant was stunned when her married, newly promoted male supervisor made overt sexual advances and indicated that unless Neville complied with his wishes, career advancement was impossible. Neville handled the matter in a professional manner by informing the general sales manager, who took no action. Ultimately, after another complaint by Neville, she was fired. She took her case to district court, where after six years of legal hassling, the judge ruled against Neville in what had become a termination issue rather than one of sexual harassment. Not surprisingly, Neville learned much about corporate politics and the judicial process through her legal ordeal, and in this involving reflection, she not only relates her experiences but offers enlightenment and guidelines for others facing similar situations. As both a reflective memoir and a handbook for dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace, this is a timely, absorbing account. To be indexed. --Sue-Ellen ~Beauregard


Publisher's Weekly Review

As accounts of sexual harassment are increasingly reported by members of the growing female workforce, Neville, one of its victims, offers guidelines to combat the problem. In a forthright narrative, understandably tinged with bitterness, she recounts how, following her complaint of sexual harassment by her boss, she was fired from her job as a TV reporter in upstate New York and underwent seven years of humiliation, death threats and sensationally covered trials that wrecked her career and bank account. Now a counselor to similarly abused women, she discusses how to identify and report signs of improper behavior. She calls for enforcement of existing federal and court guidelines, although she maintains that the legal system is still inimical to this type of case. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

This book offers readers sound advice concerning sexual harassment on the job and the details of the author's legal battle with Taft Broadcasting, which cost her a career as a television account executive as well as a great deal of money. Profoundly affected by the experience, Neville now counsels victims of sexual harassment. Aiming to offer ways of dealing with each person and situation encountered in a positive manner, Neville is best when disclosing her doubts about the legal system and discussing alternate ways of voicing complaints. For general readers in public library collections.-- Christy Zlatos, Northeastern Univ. Lib., Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.