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A petite single mother, Lois Jenson 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 thrillers 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.

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A petite single mother, Lois Jenson 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.

About the Author

Clara Bingham is a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and wrote Women on the hill: Challenging the Culture of Congress. She has written for Talk, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and The Washington Monthly. She is a graduate of Harvard University.

Laura Leedy Gansler is a lawyer specializing in alternative dispute resolution and securities law. She is a former adjunct law professor at American University. After graduating from Harvard University, Gansler received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989.

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lesnoces, December 3, 2010 (view all comments by lesnoces)
Class Action details a pivotal case in sexual harassment law and tells the stories of the women involved. As someone interested in the law in general (as a lay person) and sex/gender issues in particular, I found this book to be immensely readable as well as infuriating. I highly recommend it to anyone who cares about discrimination in any form. If you don't, consider reading it anyway--maybe it will change your mind!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385496131
Subtitle:
The Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment Law
Author:
Bingham, Clara
Author:
Bingham
Author:
Gansler, Laura Leedy
Author:
Gansler, Laura Leady
Author:
Clara Bingham and Laura Leady Gansler
Publisher:
Anchor
Location:
New York
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Gender & the Law
Subject:
Sex discrimination in employment
Subject:
Sexual harassment of women
Subject:
Class actions
Subject:
Women miners
Subject:
Jenson, Lois
Subject:
Eveleth Taconite Co
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
C2KBR-30
Publication Date:
20031014
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.06x5.30x.84 in. .65 lbs.

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Business » Harassment, Violence, Workplace Issues
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"Synopsis" by , A petite single mother, Lois Jenson 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.
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