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Title VII of the 1964 federal Civil Rights Act and state anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination in employment based on sex, as well as on race, national origin, and religion. At the same time, sweeping economic and social trends have led to women's entry into the national workforce in vast numbers. Women have gained access to positions formerly barred to them, and the past four decades have witnessed the elevation of women to corporate and professional levels formerly unheard of. Undoubtedly, during this time, discrimination against women in the workplace has abated. But it remains prevalent. Attorney Raymond F. Gregory addresses the millions of women who think they might be facing sexual discrimination and traces the history of federal measures enacted to assist workers in contesting unlawful employer conduct. He explains how the law works and presents actual court cases to demonstrate the ways that women have challenged their employers. The cases illustrate legal principles in real-life experiences. Many of the cases relate compelling stories of workers caught up in a web of employer discriminatory conduct.;Gregory has eliminated legal jargon, ensuring that all concepts are clear to his readers. Individuals will turn to this book again and again to obtain authoritative background on this important topic.