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The Working Woman's Legal Survival Guide: Know Your Work Place Rights before It's Too Late

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The Working Woman's Legal Survival Guide gives valuable information, advice, and counsel to ensure your workplace rights, protect your job, and increase the value of your claims should you be mistreated or fired. There are dozens of checklists, forms, and actual sample letters you can use to strengthen your position in the event of a legal problem - all without incurring the expense of a lawyer. Also included is a helpful glossary of relevant legal terms. The Working Woman's Legal Survival Guide offers advice and...
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Overview

The Working Woman's Legal Survival Guide gives valuable information, advice, and counsel to ensure your workplace rights, protect your job, and increase the value of your claims should you be mistreated or fired. There are dozens of checklists, forms, and actual sample letters you can use to strengthen your position in the event of a legal problem - all without incurring the expense of a lawyer. Also included is a helpful glossary of relevant legal terms. The Working Woman's Legal Survival Guide offers advice and hundreds of preventive steps you can take to avoid being unfairly treated while interviewing, being hired, working, or after a firing or resignation. The author tells you what to do, what to ask for, what to insist upon, and how to protect your rights in all areas of employment where women are frequently exploited. To own this book is to have one of the nation's top employment law experts always on call.
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Editorial Reviews

Poughkeepsie Journal
"Readable, with quick reference "Counsel Comments" and "Tip" sections in each chapter, the guide offers real-life scenarios to explain the complex laws.
Women in Business
Written in clear, concise language without confusing legal jargon, Sack's book covers information that a woman needs not only before taking a job but also on the job and after leaving a job, whether due to resignation, firing or downsizing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735200050
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 Initial Concerns 1
Ch. 2 Independent Contractors, Consultants, Sales Representatives, and Statutory Nonemployees 27
Ch. 3 Getting Hired 51
Ch. 4 On-the-Job Benefits and Policies, Including Pregnancy and Family Leave 83
Ch. 5 On-the-Job Rights and Conduct 119
Ch. 6 Sex Discrimination, Sex Harassment, and Other Forms of Discrimination 147
Ch. 7 What to Do If You are Fired 201
Ch. 8 Post-Employment Matters 235
Ch. 9 Employment Litigation and Alternatives 253
Ch. 10 How to Hire and Work Effectively with a Lawyer 301
Glossary of Terms 319
Index 327
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