Books: Class Action

By Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler

In a suspenseful narrative, this book recounts in dispiriting detail the abuse suffered by the first women who went to work at Eveleth Mines in rural Minnesota in 1975, before the notion of sexual harassment entered the American lexicon or legal system. One of those women, Lois Jenson, became the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that ultimately resulted in the first successful sexual- harassment class action, a victory that set precedent but came at great personal expense to Jenson. --By Michele Orecklin

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