What is sexual harassment? What one person considers a harmless joke or touch may for another individual be deeply upsetting and offensive. How much responsibility does an employer have to safeguard their workers from sexual harassment? What rights do pregnant women or mothers of young children have to protect not only their jobs but their career paths and prospects for promotion?
This book explores these and other questions concerning the rights of women in the workplace. The issues raised in the book, including sexual harassment, discrimination and pregnancy in the workplace are hot topics. They receive regular attention from mainstream media and guarantee to cause a lot of debate and emotion. Employers, human resource managers, government agencies, lawyers and general readers alike will find this book to be informative and thought-provokingly relevant.