Class Action

The Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harrassment

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Publisher Description

The true story of Lois Jenson, a petite single mother, who was among the first women hired by a northern Minnesota iron mine in 1975. In this brutal workplace, female miners were relentlessly threatened with pornographic graffiti, denigrating language, stalking, and physical assaults. Terrified of losing their jobs, the women kept their problems largely to themselves—until Lois, devastated by the abuse, found the courage to file a complaint against the company in 1984. Despite all of the obstacles the legal system threw at them, Lois and her fellow plaintiffs enlisted the aid of a dedicated team of lawyers and ultimately prevailed. Weaving personal stories with legal drama, Class Action shows how these terrifically brave women made history, although not without enormous personal cost. Told at a thriller’s pace, this is the story of how one woman pioneered and won the first sexual harassment class action suit in the United States, a legal milestone that immeasurably improved working conditions for American women.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2002
June 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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Civil Action

After seeing the movie North Country, I felt I wanted to know more. Wow!
I was amazed at this case's history and the women involved.
It is a fabulous read from bad people to bad judges to a unsatisfactory conclusion.
The book names names and I sure many of the players would prefer to move away.
I highly recommend reading if your from Minnesota.

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