Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years that Changed American Women's Lives at Work

By Gillian Thomas, St. Martin's Press, New York, $26.99

, New York Law Journal

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Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 promised to improve the lives of working women, because it proscribed discrimination "because of sex." As chronicled in Gillian Thomas' new book, however, the protections and opportunities women enjoy in the 2016 workplace have truly been created by a group of courageous women who used Title VII to fight sexism all the way to the Supreme Court.

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