Can They Do That? Retaking Our Fundamental Rights in the Worldplace
List price: $25.95
Buy it from $3.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: Brilliantly lays out the bitter truth: that the American workplace is a dictatorship where workers have few, if any, rights." -Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed An expose of the shocking ways that companies invade employees' privacy and restrict their freedom. Is it legal for your employer to fire you for writing a letter to the editor? Or for putting the "wrong" candidate's bumper sticker on your car? If you answered no, prepare to be shocked. Americans assume that their basic rights, such as privacy and freedom of speech, remain in force when they go to work. But what if your boss checked your personal e-mail to see if you were really working over the weekend? Or fired you after discovering you had a disease? Workers' rights advocate Lewis Maltby shares dozens of stories of employees who have been fired or harassed unfairly-but legally. Consider: •A man denied a job at a retail chain for failing a psychological test that probed his sex life, religious beliefs, even his bathroom habits •A group of women at a storage company with no legal recourse after discovering a hidden camera installed by their manager in the women's restroom •A longtime employee dismissed for having a beer after work, because his boss believed drinking was a sin Over the last twenty years, Maltby has heard hundreds of stories just like these. His expose will change the way you think about your workplace. Bosses abuse and take advantage of their employees every day and get away with it. If a worker steals a hundred dollars out of the cash register and gets caught, he will be criminally prosecuted and very possibly sent to prison. If an employer steals a hundred dollars in wages from a worker, or a hundred dollars from every worker in the company, there is virtually no chance of criminal prosecution. There is a silver lining, however. As Maltby shows, there are steps that we all can take to restore our rights in the workplace.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
|You Have the Right to Remain Silent: Freedom of Speech in the Workplace|
|Smile, you're on Candid Camera: Privacy in the Workplace|
|Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Employer Control of Personal Lives|
|Wrongful Discharge and Employment at Will|
|No Second Chances: Background Checks|
|A Penny for Your Thoughts: Psychological Testing by Employers|
|Brave New Workplace: Genetic Discrimination|
|There's Strength in Numbers: The Right to Organize|
|The Judge Is Not Your Friend: Obstacles to Justice Even When the Law is on Your Side|
|Tell it to the Arbitrator|
|The Rights You Have|
|Exporting Human Rights: The United States and the Third World|
|Capitalism and Freedom|
|Taking Back Our Rights|
|Guidelines for IBM Bloggers: Executive Summary|
|Sample Letter to Elected Representatives|
|Sample Letter to Human Rights Organizations|
|Employee Bill of Rights|
|National Workrights Institute Membership Application|