Class Action - The Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law

Clara Bingham; Laura Leedy Gansler

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Synopsis: In the coldest reaches of northern Minnesota, a group of women endured a shocking degree of sexual harassment, until one found the courage to file the first sexual harassment class action suit in America, permanently changing the legal landscape. When the local iron mine began hiring women in 1975, Lois Jenson, a single mother on welfare, didn't think twice about accepting the grueling but well-paying job. What she hadn't considered was that she was entering a male-dominated society that fiercely resented the inclusion of women, a prejudice born out in the brutal harassment of every female miner. Relentlessly threatened with pornographic graffiti, denigrating language, stalking, and physical assaults, the women largely kept quiet for fear of losing their jobs, until Lois, devastated by the abuse, found the courage to sue--and won. This book was the basis for the acclaimed motion picture North Country starring Charlize Theron.

From the Back Cover: “Riveting and engrossing. . . . A gripping and unforgettable story.” –San Francisco Chronicle

"Tightly written, extensively researched, and well-plotted. . . .With the pacing of a novel, [the authors] engage the reader from the outset. . . . Fascinating." —Los Angeles Times

"Bingham and Gansler have come up with mesmerizing, complex portraits of the participants in a beautifully paced narrative. . . . Impeccable." —The Washington Post

"Powerful. . . top-notch reporting. . . . Class Action is a compelling court saga and an important historical document."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Riveting, assiduously well-reported. . . A useful reminder of the emotional and psychological cost of waging even the most successful—and justified—lawsuits.” —The New Yorker

“Brilliantly reported, documented, and written. . . . Protagonist Lois Jenson, a worker in a Minnesota mine, is the real Erin Brockovich. Her war is not only that of every woman but of every citizen.”–Bob Woodward, author of All the President’s Men

“A suspenseful page-turner. . . the reader feels a need to know what happens next.” –Newsday

“Tells an important story of how the law can effect change and bring justice into our lives. As women, we are indebted to Lois Jenson for her courage and to Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler for giving it voice.”–Caroline Kennedy, author of In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action

“Anyone who doubts that such a thing as a sexually hostile work environment exists should read . . . Class Action.” –Elle

“Harrowing. . . . An enlightening, fast-moving narrative.” –BookPage

“Always riveting, often horrific. . . . An unsparing look at the real nature of judicial progress–and the costs of even this most dramatic courtroom victories.”–Jeffrey Toobin, author of A Vast Conspiracy

“A suspenseful narrative.” –Time

“A complex account of justice sought–and won. . . . Detailed but not dense: a sturdy addition to the literature of social justice and contemporary women’s issues.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Courageous. . . . Bingham and Gansler’s dogged legal anthropology [shows] you don’t need bright-line heroism and villainy to bundle together disparate acts of everyday degradation, name them . . . and demand justice.” –New York Observer

“Bingham and Gansler’s fast-paced account of the sexual harassment suit that forever altered the law is much stranger than fiction.” –Marie Claire

“Readable and well-reported. . . . A fascinating piece of history.” –The Deseret News

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