Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Multidisciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1

Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Multidisciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1

by Faye J. Crosby
     
 

ISBN-10: 140513450X

ISBN-13: 9781405134507

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Written by prominent experts, the chapters in this timely volume provide an innovative and cohesive look at the research, theory, and practical issues surrounding sex discrimination in the workplace. The first section gives detailed and thorough guidance to employers who wish to avoid litigation and to individuals considering litigation. Section Two contains

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Written by prominent experts, the chapters in this timely volume provide an innovative and cohesive look at the research, theory, and practical issues surrounding sex discrimination in the workplace. The first section gives detailed and thorough guidance to employers who wish to avoid litigation and to individuals considering litigation. Section Two contains riveting first-hand accounts from plaintiffs, lawyers and expert witnesses who have mounted battles against sex discriminatory employers. Section Three grounds the practical and the personal accounts in the broad and deep scholarship that tracks the extent and the nature of sex discrimination in the workplace. Authoritative analyses from leading social scientists and legal scholars allow readers to understand how psychologists, sociologists, economists and legal scholars approach issues of sex discrimination. In other words, given what we know about the dynamics of sex discrimination, what strategies can we use to eradicate it? The final section is devoted to solutions and contains some surprising answers. Sex Discrimination in the Workplace is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of precisely what sex discrimination is and what can be done to combat it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405134507
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: What Employers and Employees Should Know about Sex Discrimination:.

1. Introduction: Understanding Sex Discrimination: Faye J. Crosby (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Margaret S. Stockdale (Southern Illinois University Carbondale).

2. Avoiding Sex Discrimination Litigation and Defending Sex Discrimination Suits: Jonathan D. Wetchler (Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen).

3. When an Individual Finds Herself to be the Victim of Sex Discrimination: Theresa M. Beiner (William H. Bowen School of Law) and Maureen O’Connor (John Jay College of Criminal Justice).

Part II: From the Trenches: Individual Narratives from Plaintiffs, Attorneys, and Expert Witnesses:.

4. Opposing Views, Strongly Held: Ann Branigar Hopkins (Price Waterhouse).

5. Gender Equity at Stanford University: A Story Behind the Statistics: Colleen E. Crangle.

6. How Did a Nice Girl Like You…?: Ellen Kimmel (University of South Florida).

7. A Gender Discrimination Class Action from the Point of View of Plaintiffs’ Lawyers: Donna M. Ryu (Hastings College of the Law) and Jocelyn D. Larkin (The Impact Fund).

8. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Gender Integration of Physically Demanding Positions: Richard S. Ugelow (American University).

9. Reflections on Being an Expert Witness in Class Action Sex Discrimination Litigation: Eugene Borgida (University of Minnesota) and Anita Kim (University of Minnesota).

10. My Experience as an Expert Witness in Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Litigation: Barbara A. Gutek (University of Arizona).

11. Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Lessons from Two High-Profile Cases: Wayne F. Cascio (University of Colorado at Denver).

Part III: Disciplinary Perspectives:.

12. Sex Discrimination: The Psychological Approach: Peter Glick (Lawrence University) and Susan T. Fiske (Princeton University).

13. Sociological Approaches to Sex Discrimination in Employment: Cecilia L. Ridgeway (Stanford University) and Paula England (Stanford University).

14. Discrimination through the Economist’s Eye: Barbara R. Bergmann (University of Maryland, American University).

15. Legal Perspectives on Employment Discrimination: Deborah L. Rhode (Stanford University) and Joan C. Williams (Hastings College of the Law).

Part IV: Potential Solutions to the Problems of Sex Discrimination in Employment:.

16. A Critical Look at Organizational Responses to and Remedies for Sex Discrimination: Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson School of Law), Margaret S. Stockdale (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), and Faye J. Crosby (University of California, Santa Cruz).

17. The Watched Variable Improves: On Eliminating Sex Discrimination in Employment: Linda Hamilton Krieger (University of California, Berkeley).

References.

Index

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