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KLIATTBingham and Gansler write about the legal facts behind the landmark case that allowed victims of sexual harassment in the workplace to sue as a class action. This empowered individual victims to sue corporations as a class, thus leveling the playing field. More than a simple narrative of the background of the case and the trial, however, this book gives life to the victims and exposes the conditions under which they worked. They also turn a 12-year legal battle, which was filled with months of boring legal research, depositions, and trials, into the dramatic and life-altering event that it was. Lois Jensen, the courageous woman who dared to challenge the male-dominated system, first by working in a mine and then by legally objecting to the terrible treatment she received, is shown as a flawed but heroic human being. The description of the sexual harassment is graphic and crude because the events were graphic and crude. Her story and the story of the other women who joined her and the lawyers who worked for them are inspiring for anyone who feels that it is impossible to beat the system. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, Random House, Anchor, 390p. notes., Ages 15 to adult.