Lynn Povich took part in the ground breaking lawsuit in the 1970s that helped propell her and her female colleagues out of the traditional research and secretary roles and into positions of writer and editor. Povich, a New York resident, is promoting her new book “The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.” On her book tour, Povich recalls the movement that led to women taking on positions such as editor and Newsweek and other prominent publications. Povich believes progress has been made to fight sex discrimination in the workplace ever since that her lawsuit that ended in 1975. Full article.
Despite Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex, many women still experience some form of sexual discrimination and sexual harassment. Sexual discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex. The law forbids such sexual discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: eeoc.gov.
Leeds Brown Law PC dedicates a large portion of its practice to the area of employment discrimination. The firm has represented individuals throughout Long Island and the New York City area in matters of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. For more information, contact Leeds Brown Law at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation or visit lmblaw.com.