The Employee Strikes Back!

John D. Rapport, Author, Brian L. Zevnik, Author, John D. Rapoport, Author MacMillan Publishing Company $18.95 (306p) ISBN 978-0-02-601101-3
Despite the breezy writing, this examination of current views and practices in the exercise of employee rights will serve better as a reference work than for casual reading. Encouraging workers to take full possession of their rights, lawyer Rapoport and editor Zevnik cite literally hundreds of cases to show how employees are faring in such areas as whistleblowing, sexual harassment, substance-abuse testing, privacy rights (including searches and polygraph testing), age discrimination, performance appraisal by superiors and discipline. Concluding chapters cover the increasingly important roles of employee handbooks and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and discuss what an employee has to gain and to lose by bringing suit. Figures and tables not seen by PW. (July)
Reviewed on: 07/06/1989
Release date: 07/01/1989
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