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

Author: Gillian Thomas, (Lawyer)
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trial and arbitral proceedings
Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Thomas, (Lawyer)
ISBN: 9781137280053 1137280050
OCLC Number: 919202361
Description: xi, 291 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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) --
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).
Responsibility: Gillian Thomas.

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The 1964 Civil Rights Act is best known as a monumental achievement of the civil rights movement, but it also revolutionised the lives of American women. Title VII of the law made it illegal to  Read more...
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**ELLE's Lettres April 2016 Readers' Prize**"Thomas grips her reader from the start.. [she] writes with a narrative style that makes reading legal cases accessible and enjoyable." --Girl with Pen, Read more...

 
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