From Library Journal
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
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
Corporations spend millions of dollars to protect themselves from sex discrimination lawsuits. Now here's the book that will protect you!
In 1993, CNN correspondent Patti Paniccia was one of 30 million American women who suffered sex discrimination on the job. After the birth of her second child, Paniccia was told by her male bureau chief, "You're not fired, you're just being replaced." Her replacement? A man whose childless state would allow him to work any time, any day--including holidays. (Never mind that Paniccia had worked most weekends and holidays for four years, and was prepared to continue doing so.) Paniccia, a lawyer, sued CNN for sex discrimination. Her case, which made national headlines, was settled after more than two years of court hearings, appeals, and depositions.
When Paniccia was fired, she could find no comprehensive guide that outlined her rights and options in the face of sex discrimination. This indispensable 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. Inside you'll discover vital information, including
- Your job search: what questions you cannot be asked, and what words and phrases to watch out for on a job application.
- How what you say during your performance reviews can be used against you.
- How to avoid the four biggest mistakes women make in discrimination battles.
- Getting fired--invaluable facts about exit interviews, separation agreements, and future job references.
- How and where to lodge a discrimination complaint.
- Basic rules to follow during a dispute.
- What to expect if you sue.
- How to interview an attorney: ten questions you should ask.
Protect yourself and your job by knowing your rights.