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    Key Books


    The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense


    Games Bosses Play: 36 Career Busters Your Supervisor May Be Firing Your Way and How You Can Defend Yourself


    In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing With Manipulative People

    Harassment & Discrimination

    A extensive list of Resources including material on sexual harassment. (Resource suggestions encouraged.) Books related to "Harassment & Discrimination" are set out on  their own page.


    28% quit work over bad boss

    "Workers are quitting their jobs and even switching chosen careers because they’re fed-up with their boss.

    A survey found 28 per cent of workers have moved work in an attempt to find someone who can motivate them more."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: mas.org.uk


    How to Protect Yourself From an Abusive Boss | eHow.co.uk

    "Many people are stuck in unpleasant work environments, but some bosses go beyond mere unpleasantness and engage in abusive behavior. Working for an abusive boss creates untold anxiety and depression, and can ruin your career opportunities. When the abuse takes the form of discrimination or sexual harassment, the abuser may be violating federal and state civil and even criminal laws. Carefully document your boss's abusive patterns; respond professionally at all times; attempt to avoid meeting with your boss alone whenever possible; and report illegal discrimination and harassment to the proper authorities."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: ehow.co.uk


    Sexual Harassment Law Firms

    Find a lawyer or a law firm specializing in sexual harassment law. cases including hostile-work environment, quid pro quo, casting couch, sexual discrimination, ambit of the Hhuman Rights Act, sexual harassment.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: sexualharassmentlawfirms.com


    Sexual and Workplace Harassment Information Booklet

    "This information booklet is intended to answer your questions about sexual and workplace harassment. What constitutes harassment? What should I do if I think I'm being harassed? What should I do if I am accused of harassment? What are my responsibilities as a supervisor? As a co-worker? Where can I go for help? These and other questions are answered in the booklet."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: pao.gov.ab.ca


    One in Five Americans Has Experienced Employment Discrimination, Says New FindLaw Survey

    "More than one in five Americans say they have experienced employment discrimination, according to a new poll by the legal Web site FindLaw® ( http://www.findlaw.com ). Twenty-two percent of those surveyed said they had been unfairly denied a promotion or raise by an employer because of their gender, race, age, religion or disability."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: biz.yahoo.com


    Sexual harassment 'rarely one-off'

    "WORKPLACE sexual harassment is rarely a one-off incident, with serial offenders often persisting until somebody blows the whistle, a new book has found."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: theaustralian.news.com.au


    Still Outside the Good Ol' Boys Club

    "Forty years after the Civil Rights Act and just days after news of high-profile sex-discrimination cases involving Wal-Mart and Morgan Stanley, a new report by the National Partnership for Women & Families has found that women of all races are still being discriminated against in the workplace."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: washingtonpost.com


    Discrimination claims up among minorities

    "Based on data from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the study shows that the number of sexual harassment, age discrimination, and gender bias complaints increased significantly among women of color between 1992 and 2003."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bostonworks.boston.com


    Wal-Mart And Sex Discrimination By The Numbers

    " A federal judge in San Francisco yesterday granted class-action status to a sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores, the nation's largest employer. The case, which now covers as many as 1.6 million current and former female Wal-Mart employees, can be decided en masse because it is based on a statistical analysis that shows Wal-Mart paid female workers less and gave them fewer promotions than men."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: forbes.com


    Supreme Court Rules On Sexual Harassment Liability

    "The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 8-1 that workers are allowed to sue their former employers after leaving their jobs due to intolerable sexual harassment."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: feminist.org


    Bullying And Harassment

    "When people mention bullying, many automatically think of bullying in school - yet bullying is responsible for 30-50 per cent of all stress-related illness in the workplace. This, says the Health & Safety Executive, costs employers 80 million working days and up to £2 billion in lost revenue every year. It also results in poor morale and productivity and higher staff turnover."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bbc.co.uk


    Workplace Harassment Is Not Just About Sex Anymore

    "The largest number of EEOC complaints (35.1 percent) came from allegations of race discrimination. This was followed by claims of retaliation for filing a charge or cooperating with an investigation (27.9 percent), age discrimination (23.5 percent), and discrimination based upon an employee's or applicant's disability (18.9 percent). The figures add up to more than 100 percent because numerous complaints alleged more than one kind of discrimination."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: prnewswire.com


    Ageism In IT: Over 40? Forget About Getting A Job

    "Job hunts are particularly tough for older IT workers, said readers, many of whom have been unsuccessful in landing positions for which they're qualified even after months or years of searching."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: comment.silicon.com


    Age-Based Bias Complaints On The Rise

    "For the first time in more than 20 years, the number of age-bias complaints filed by federal employees exceeded the number filed by employees who said they were discriminated against because they were black, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: govexec.com


    Citywide Pride Out To Make A Better Workplace For Gays

    "For some, the issues range from changing pronouns when talking about their partner to being denied a promotion to being fired because they're gay. Federal law doesn't protect against sexual-orientation discrimination. Thirteen states, the District of Columbia and 119 municipal governments, including Chicago, have passed their own laws. But in most places, an employer can fire, harass or deny a promotion to an employee based on sexual orientation, and the employee has no legal recourse."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: chicagotribune.com


    Harassment Claims Climb With Damages

    "Cash damages to victims of sexual harassment in the workplace jumped almost 300 percent during the 1990s even as the number of claims rose by just about 29 percent."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: msnbc.msn.com


    A Decision Pregnant With Meaning

    "Stereotyping about the qualities of mothers and their ability to balance work and home is a form of gender discrimination, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: law.com


    When The Boss Is The Bad Guy: Seeking Strength In Numbers

    "It's often hard to speak up about sexual harassment on the job--and harder still when the harasser is your supervisor, who may hold the keys to your job security and paycheck."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: vault.com


    Workplace Drinking And Gender Harassment Linked

    "An extra beer or glass of wine during a workday lunch or happy hour may seem harmless. But a new Cornell University study shows that when alcohol consumption in and around the workplace increases, so does the risk of harassment of women by male co-workers."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: newswise.com


    Documenting Discrimination Pays Off For Wall Street Woman

    "It's not every woman who can say she changed a deeply embedded pattern of discrimination on Wall Street but Hydie Sumner won that right last week -- and won it big."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: seattlepi.nwsource.com


    Employment Discrimination Legal Overview

    "Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. There is also a growing body of law preventing or occasionally justifying employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, and various types of harassment."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: law.cornell.edu


    Employment Law Guide

    "Employment Law Guide for both non-lawyers and lawyers alike, maintained by the Law Offices Of David H. Greenberg. The web site has sections on nearly every area of employment law, including job discrimination, sexual harassment, age, race, gender, pregnancy, glass ceiling, and disability discrimination, manager wage & overtime claims, breach of contract, non-compete clauses, wrongful termination, whistle blowing, and much more."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: discriminationattorney.com


    Court Clarifies Critical Harassment Issue

    "The U.S. Supreme Court recently clarified, and some would say substantially improved, the law addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. The case, Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, involved the important question of when an employer is liable for sexual harassment committed by a supervisor."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: careerjournal.com


    Can You Fight Against Harassment?

    One woman's story of fighting and winning against her boss's harassment.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workopolis.com


    Federal Laws Prohibiting Discrimination Q & A

    From the The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a thorough overview of the laws, discriminatory practices, coverage, charge filing and law suits.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: eeoc.gov


    Sexual Harassment

    "Employees can use the law and their company's complaint procedures to protect themselves from harassment."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: nolo.com


    Discrimination FAQ's

    Legal answers to common discrimination questions.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: lawmemo.com


    Sexual Harassment FAQs

    Legal answers to 12 FAQ's.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: lawmemo.com


    Verbal Harassment: Avoiding Verbal Hostility

    "In many workplaces throughout America, foul language is commonplace. To what extent must a worker endure profanity, obscenities and insults? What is profane, obscene or insulting enough to justify legal action? What kinds of restrictions and recoveries are possible?"

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: job-law.com


    Sexual Harassment: In The Workplace

    This Resource covers the types of sexual harassment, liability and recourse. "The days of an abusive boss getting away with illegal harassment as in the movie "9 to 5" are over. With the many actions available to victims of sexual harassment, justice can be achieved."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: job-law.com


    Looks Discrimination In Employment

    "We’ve all said it—tongue in cheek—at one time or another: 'If looks could kill . . .' But looks can have a deadly effect on important opportunities—those that most of us expect to be open to everyone regardless of physical appearance."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: job-law.com


    Discrimination: Do You Have a Case?

    "Everyone knows that discrimination is against the law. But which law? Not all laws fill an exclusive niche. Rather, laws sometimes overlap, conflict or complement each other. How do you choose? Here are answers to some commonly asked questions which can help you determine the feasibility of proceeding with a discrimination lawsuit."

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    Discrimination Options

    "Know Your Options If You’ve Faced Discrimination."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: job-law.com


    Employee Rights FAQ

    A massive set of employee rights' questions with answers from the American Bar Association.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Understanding On-line Sexual Harassment

    "Harassment does not have to occur in a face-to-face confrontation between two people. Harassing behavior can occur over a telephone line, in writing, and, thanks to modern technology, over the Internet. The following is a primer on on-line harassment and steps that can be taken to avoid it."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Understanding Different Types Of Harassment

    "Many people may believe that sexual harassment is the one and only type of harassment that can happen. In reality, sexual harassment is perhaps one of the most common forms of harassing behavior, but it is by far not the only one...The following is a primer on some other types of harassment that may occur in the workplace or elsewhere."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Sexual Harassment: What Is It?

    "In a society with attention focused on eliminating sexual harassment, how do we learn to draw the line between acceptable behavior and unlawful harassment? In other words, how do we define sexual harassment? How does a court review a sexual harassment claim?"

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Sexual Harassment Decisions From The Supreme Court

    "Just when you thought is wasn't safe to go to work any more . . . sexual harassment law takes a turn for the better."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Can You Believe . . . ? Workplace Harassment

    "The definition of what constitutes sexual or another kind of workplace harassment is constantly changing. And you wouldn't believe how much the courts vary in addressing this issue."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Sex Discrimination and Sex Harassment

    From "The Working Woman's Legal Survival Guide," examples of discriminatory behavior and summaries of relevant legal cases.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Hard Lessons Learned: Discrimination & Harassment

    Summaries of some recent discrimination and harassment cases to help identify actions the courts view as discriminatory and harassing, and the damages that have been awarded.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Initial Concerns

    From Prentice Hall Press, material covering screening and job requirements, illegal interview questions and references.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Age Discrimination Resources

    Resource page from the Department of Labor with links to The Age Discrimination Act and related regulations.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: dol.gov


    Facts About Age Discrimination

    General information from The U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: eeoc.gov


    Equal Pay And Compensation Discrimination

    From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a listing of resources including a factsheet about compensation discrimination, a compensation compliance manual and information on best compensation practices.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: eeoc.gov


    Discrimination Against Gay And Lesbian Workers

    "Measures are emerging to protect gay and lesbian workers from discrimination in the workplace. But you still have to look far and wide to find them."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Dealing With Discrimination: Tips For Employees

    "If you are an employee, and you feel you are being discriminated against or harassed by your employer or coworkers, what can you do?"

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: public.findlaw.com


    Age Discrimination FAQ

    "State and federal laws protect workers from poor treatment based on their age."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: nolo.com


    Employment Discrimination FAQ's

    Answers to discrimination FAQ's from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: usdoj.gov


    U.S. Department Of Justice, Civil Rights Division

    "The Division is the primary institution within the federal government responsible for enforcing federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, handicap, religion, and national origin."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: usdoj.gov


    U.S. Commission On Civil Rights

    As part of its mandate, is a source of informaiton regarding discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: usccr.gov


    Harassment Resources

    "Whether you're being pressured to have sex with your boss, forced to listen to foul language or slurs, or wondering whether the comment you made might get you in trouble, you'll find this information on harassment to be helpful."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workplacefairness.org


    Discrimination Resources

    "Are you being treated differently at work? If so, is it because of your race, sex, age, disability, national origin or religion? Wondering what other kinds of discrimination are illegal? Get the facts on workplace discrimination here."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workplacefairness.org


    Seeking Strength In Numbers

    "It's often hard to speak up about sexual harassment on the job--and harder still when the harasser is your supervisor, who may hold the keys to your job security and paycheck."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: vault.com


    What To Do If You Are Sexually Harassed At Work

    "Find out what you can do to stop the harasser. You don't have to take it."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: ivillage.co.uk



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