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There are, I suppose, few places even on the East Coast of England more lonely and remote than the village of Little Sundersley and the country that surrounds it. Far from any railway, and some miles distant from any considerable town, it remains an outpost of civilization, in which primitive manners and customs and old-world tradition linger on into an age that has elsewhere forgotten them. In the summer, it is true, a small contingent of visitors, adventurous in spirit, though mostly of sedate and solitary habits, make their appearance to swell its meagre population, and impart to the wide stretches of smooth sand that fringe its shores a fleeting air of life and sober gaiety; but in late September-the season of the year in which I made its acquaintance-its pasture-lands lie desolate, the rugged paths along the cliffs are seldom trodden by human foot, and the sands are a desert waste on which, for days together, no footprint appears save that left by some passing sea-bird. I had been assured by my medical agent, Mr. Turcival, that I should find the practice of which I was now taking charge "an exceedingly soft billet, and suitable for a studious man;" and certainly he had not misled me, for the patients were, in fact, so few that I was quite concerned for my principal, and rather dull for want of work. Hence, when my friend John Thorndyke, the well-known medico-legal expert, proposed to come down and stay with me for a weekend and perhaps a few days beyond, I hailed the proposal with delight, and welcomed him with open arms.
It is an unfortunate reality that, in the US, not all men are considered equal, especially when one of those men is a woman. Feminist theory and action may have carried us far, but it hasn't yet carried us far enough. The age-old problem persists: Women simply are not treated the same way as men in the American workforce. Women on average get paid thirty percent less than the men working across from them on the assembly lines, are sexually harassed by their supervisors and managers, get fired when they take time off from work to give birth to and nourish children and, there's not a whole lot we can do about it. Or is there? At best, the above types of practices are merely unlawful. At worst, they are downright illegal. In either case, they may provide the aggrieved with a viable cause of action against the person or entity so blatantly offending our nation's women and disregarding their rights in the workplace-but only a qualified attorney can determine if a cause of action exists and whether or not it is practical to pursue it. A co-founding partner of the New York boutique law firm of Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, who has zealously represented clients for more than three decades, Jack Tuckner is, indeed, a qualified attorney. But, in his three-part series, Women's Rights in the Workplace, Tuckner does not commit himself to readers as an attorney to a client. Rather, he acts more like a reporter, whose duty is not to advise but to inform his readers. In each of the three books in the Women's Rights in the Workplace series, Tuckner presents resources, opinions, and information designed to educate readers on the facts, legal issues, and applicable laws surrounding some of the chief concerns women face in the modern, albeit outmoded, American workplace. The first installment in the series focuses on something that is illegal in every state in the union, but is still thriving in workplaces all across the country-pregnancy discrimination. Women's Rights in the Workplace: Pregnancy Discrimination is a guide to help answer the frequently asked questions regarding pregnancy and your workplace rights, addressing issues such as identifying pregnancy discrimination at play; understanding pregnancy as a protected status; the best way to inform your employer that you are pregnant; and applying for maternity leave. It goes on to confront post-pregnancy issues, including expressing breast milk at work and your employer's obligation to treat you as a temporarily disabled employee should you suffer any complications or impairments related to pregnancy and/or childbirth. Tuckner's text is a direct, easy-to-follow statement of rights to which any working woman can turn for a concise presentation of what she needs to know if working while pregnant. It's a book that readers will want to share with mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and girlfriends, to equip them with the tools to ensure that their careers are not adversely affected by employers who look at pregnancy as an inconvenience. Don't let your employer deceive you regarding your rights while pregnant. Don't think you just have to put up with negative treatment; and, please, don't ever think the fact that you are with child is reasonable cause for your boss to fire you. You do have rights-and Women's Rights in the Workplace: Pregnancy Discrimination can help you understand them. Upcoming installments in the Women's Rights in the Workplace series include guides on sexual harassment and pay disparity.
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