Berkeley Labor Guides

Berkeley Labor Guides


WORKERS’ RIGHTS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY

Journal Articles
Newspaper Articles
Books
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Internet Resources


This guide was compiled from Melvyl's catalog database, which includes the holdings of the nine campuses of the University of California and several other contributing libraries. It also includes bibliographies of journal and newspaper articles on the subject of contingent work force. Library researchers will need to obtain copies of the journal and newspaper articles at libraries that collect the titles cited; UC Berkeley holdings are for general convinience.


Journal Articles (Chronological order)

Mello, Jeffrey.
"Personality tests and privacy right." (Employee selection)
HR Focus V73, N3 (March, 1996): 22 (2 pages)

Pincus, Laura B. and Trotter, Clayton
"The disparity between public and private sector employee privacy protection: a call for legitimate privacy rights for private sectors. "
American Business Laws journal V33, N1 (fall, 1995): 51 – 89.

Caccese, Arthur.
"The employee rights handbook." Answers legal questions from interview to pink slip.
Journal of planning and employment V53, N1 (fall, 1992): 16 (2 pages)

Mauk, William L.
"Future damages: The right remedy for wrongful discharge. Safeguarding employee rights."
Trail V26, N9 (Sept, 1990): 32 (6 Pages)

Koch, Jennifer J.
"Wells Fargo and IBM’s HIV policies help protect employee’s rights."


Personal Journal V69, N4 (April, 1990): 40 (7 pages)

Arthur, Jeffrey B.
"Communicating employee responsibility and rights." (Book Review)
Industrial relations review V42, N3 (April, 1989): 466-467. Pub Type: Review.

King, Ralph Jr.
"Fair – To whom"
Forbes V142, N12 (November 28, 1988): 116 (5 Pages)

Garneau, George.
"Firing a union organizer." (Newspaper guild Rep. Frankie Stapleton Fired from Hawaii tribun - Herald)
Editorial and publisher V130, N12 (march 22, 1972): (3 pages)

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Newspaper Articles (Chronological order)

Swobada, Frank.
"What to do when the working link is broken."
Employee rights group’s guide. Spells out the steps fired workers should take and the protections the law provides. (National employee rights institute)
Washington Post V120, N115 (Sun, March 30,1997): 44, col. 1, 15 col. in.

Noble, Barbara Presley.
"Your rights in the workplace." An employee guides to legal protection.
(Book review) New York Times V144, Sec 3(Sun, June 4,1995): F8 (L), col. 5, 2 col. in. Pub Type: review.

Greenhouse, Linda.
"Workers Right."
Supreme Court rules that employees wrongful dismissal, are entitled to reinstatement and back pay under federal labor laws even if the employee lied during investigation. (National Pages)
New York Times V143 (Tue, Jan 25, 1994): A10 (n), A17 (L), col. 3, 2 col. in.

"Pregnancy - Discrimination award upheld."
New York Division of human rights award to Adrianne Nash, employee of New York Transit, upheld)
New York Times V141 (Th, April 2, 1992): B2 (L), col. 5, 6 col. in.

Editorial.
"When Discrimination means despair."(Federal employee fairness Act would protect rights of federal employees)
New York Times V138 (Fri, Oct 7, 1988): B6 (L), col. 3, 3 col. in.

"Employee rights bill introduced in the senate."
New York Times V138, (Fri, Oct 7, 1988): B16 (L), col. 3, 3 col. in.

Apcar, Leonard M.
"Employee rights against firing are expanded in more than one state." (Column)
Wall street Journal (Tue, May 28, 1985) 1(E), col. 5, 3 col. in.

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Books

ADA: Employee rights & employer obligations. By Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart. Oakland, California. Matthew Bender Co. Inc. Editorial Offices. 1992.

Examines the workings of employment provisions of the ADA and addresses how those provisions will apply to private sector employers. The authors also provide both employers and employees with a helpful overview of obligations under the act.
KF3469.A94 1992

Age discrimination: A legal and practical guide for employers. By Rappoport, Stephen S. Washington, D.C. The bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1989.

A comprehensive review of how various circuit courts have applied the ADEA throughout the country. Includes summaries of the state of the law in the areas of hiring, promotion, discharge, transfer, layoff, and retirement.
KF3465.R36 1989

Age Discrimination in Employment Law. By Kalet, Joseph E. Washington, D.C. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1990.

A comprehensive source of information available on case law and regulations issued under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, as amended, effective January 1st, 1988.
LC subject Heading. 1) Age Discrimination in employment – law and legislation - United States.
KF3456.K35 1990

AIDS and the Law of the workplace discrimination. By Mello, Jeffrey A. San Francisco, California. Westview Press. 1995

Examines the federal and state laws that protect handicapped/disabled workers from employment discrimination. The authors also forecasts trends in employment discrimination law that can be expected to continue and escalate.
LC subject headings. 1) AIDS (disease) – Patient – employment – law and legislation – United States. 2) Discrimination in Employment – Law and legislation – United States.
KF3470.M45 1995

Americans with disability handbook. By Perritt, Henry H. Jr. New York. Wiley law publications: John Wiley and sons. 1990

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the Acts’ of employment provisions and also provides an overview of physical access requirements in public accommodation’s title.
KF3469.P47 1990

Complying with Americans with Disabilities Act. By Fresh, Don and Thomas, Peter W. Esq. Westport, Connecticut. Quorum Books. 1993

Addresses the challenge that face people with disabilities, the concerns of businesses who must comply with the law and the general background of the ADA.
LC subject headings. 1) Handicapped – employment – law and legislation – United States. 2) Discrimination against the handicapped – law and legislation – United States. 3) Handicapped Legal Status, Laws, etc. Untied States.
KF3469.F47 1993

Discrimination, affirmative action and equal opportunity. By Block, W. E. and Walker, M. A. Vancouver, B. C. the Fraser Institute. 1982.

The authors pose the following questions: Does racial discrimination explain black – white earning differentials? What are the reasons behind male – female wage gap? Has affirmative action been successful in helping members of minority groups?.
LC subject headings. 1) Minorities’ – Employment – Addresses – essays – lectures. 2) Women – employment – Addresses – essays – lectures. 3) Discrimination in Employment – Addresses – essays – lectures. 4) Affirmative Action Programs – Addresses – essays – lectures.
HD4903.D58 1982

Discrimination in employment. By Kovarsky, Irving. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Center of labor and management, College of business and administration. 1976.

This study explores the roots of discrimination, including the role of racial and religious history, sex, age, health and other specific types of discriminations.
HD4903.5.U58K6 1976

Dismissed: a study of unfair dismissal and industrial tribunal system. By Dickens, Linda. Jones, Michael, and Weekes, Brain. Worchester, Great Britain: Blackwell. 1985.

Case studies of workers who challenged wrongful termination actions.
LC subject heading. 1) Employees, dismissal of – Great Britain. 2) Labor Courts – Great Britain.
KD3110.D57 1985

The employment contract By Freedman, Warren. New York. Westport, Connecticut. Quorum Books. 1989.

An overview of the rights and duties of employees and employers. Provides strategies to protect workers from wrongful termination, sexual harassment and injuries.
LC subject headings. 1) Labor laws and legislation – United States. 2) Labor contract – United States.
KF3319.F741 1989

Employment Discrimination: a claims manual for employees and managers. By Maikovich, Andrew J. and Brown, Michele D. Jefferson, North Carolina. McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers. 1989.

Provides employees and managers with a background in federal employment discrimination law so that they can understand decisions made during the different stages of complaint.
LC subject headings. 1) Discrimination in Employment- law and legislation – United States. 2) Age discrimination in employment – law and legislation – United States. 3) Pay equality – law and legislation – United States. 4) United States – equal employme nt opportunity commission –
KF3463.M3 1989

Employment equality: making it work. By Weiner, Nan. Toronto and Vancouver. Butterworths. 1993

The author presents a practical guid to managing employee diversity.
LC subject heading. 1) Discrimination in employment – Law and Legislation – Ontario.
KF3464.W65 1993

Employment termination: Rights and remedies. By Holloway, William J., and Leech, Michael. Washington, D.C. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1985.

LC subject heading. 1) Employees, dismissal – law and legislation – United States.
KF3471.H64 1985

Federal law of employment discrimination in a nutshell. (Second Edition). By Player, Mack A. St. Paul, Minnesota. West Publishing Company. 1981

A lawyer's guide to Federal law regulating race, sex, religious, national origin, age and handicapped discrimination.
LC subject heading. 1) Discrimination in Employment- law and legislation – United States.
KF3464.Z9.P55 1981

Gender and diversity in the workplace : Learning activities and exercises. By Powell, Gary N. Thousand Oaks. Sage publications: International educational and professional publishers. 1994.

Provides a complete and comprehensive set of instructional materials that may be used to address topics such as: developmental programs for managers, administrators and other employees, on topic of gender and diversity in the workplace.
LC subject headings. 1) Sex discrimination in employment. 2) Sex role in the work environment 3) Minorities – employment. 4) Affirmative Action programs. 5) Reverse discrimination in employment.
HD6060.P69 1994

Gender and racial inequality at work: The sources,consequences of job segregation. By Tomaskovic – Devey, Donald. Ithaca, New York. ILR Press. 1993.

Evaluates the impact of segregation in the workplace, including discrimination in pay and other challenges facing women and people of color. The authors also evelutes the historical developement of particular jobs along gender and race line.
LC subject headings. 1) Discrimination Pub – in employment – United States. 2) Sex in employment – United States.
HD4903.5.U58T66 1993

Governing the workplace: The future of labor and employment law. By Weiler, Paul C. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard University Press. 1990

Evaluates employment at will and wrongful dismissal of workers. The authors present economic analysis of law and labor unions as well as legal reforms both within and beyond our current labor law model.
LC subject headings. 1) Labor laws and legislat ion – United States. 2) Trade - unions – laws – and legislation – United States.
KF3369.W397 1990

The hiring and firing book: A complete legal guide for employees. By Sack, Stephen M. Merrick, New York. Legal Strategies, Inc. 1993.

Helpful strategies that serve as a guideline to employees.
LC subject headings. None.
KF3457.S23 1993

Individual rights in the Corporation. By Westin, Alan F., and Salisbury, Stephen. Ed. New York. Pantheon Books. 1980.

LC subject headings. 1) Labor laws and Legislation – United States. 2) Employee rights – United states.
KF3318.I5 1980

Individual rights within the union By Malin, Martin H. with Schmall, Lorraine H. Washington, D.C. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1987.

Focuses on common law status of labor unions. Evaluates the regulations of each part of the Labor Management Report and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and the duties of unions.
LC subject heading. 1) Trade union – law legislation – United States.
KF3400.M35 1987

Labor relations, reports from firing line. By Glassman, Alan m., Davidson, Naomi B., and Cummings, Thomas G. Plano, Texas. Business publication Inc. 1988.

This labor reader focusses on personal feelings, and providingaction oriented view of labor relations.
HD8072.5.G63 1988

The law of the workplace: Rights of employers and employees. By Hunt, James W. Washington, D.C. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1984.

This book provides a summary of current workplace laws for employers and employees, and explains tthe role of agencies involved in oversight workplace issues.
LC subject headings. 1) Labor laws and legislation – United States.
KF3319.H83 1984

The laws of the workplace: Rights of employers and employees. By Hunt, James W. Washington, D.C. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1988.

LC subject headings. None.
KF3319.H831 1988

Legal restraints on racial discrimination in employment. By Sovern, Michael I. New York, New York. The twentieth century fund. 1966

The abuses and remedies of discrimination.
HD4903.5.U58S6 1966

Mental disabilities and the Americans with Disability Act. By Fielder, John F.
Westport, Connecticut. Quorum Books. 1994.

Explores discrimination against the mentally disabled and other persons with disabilities. Includes a guide for employers to disability rights.
LC subject headings. 1) Mentally handicapped - Employment – Law and Legislation – United States. 2) Discrimination against the handicapped – Law and Legislation – United States.
KF3469.F53 1994

The Negro and employment opportunity. By Northrup, Herbert R., and Rowan, Richard L. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Bureau of industrial relations: Graduate school of business administration. 1965.

The Sixties-era study of African AMerican employment issues provides a snapshot af management values during the Civil Rights Movement.
E185.8.N66 1965

Privacy in employment law. By Finkin, Matthew W. Washington, D.C. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1995.

The author provides guildlines to help employers legal responsibilities, including definitions of "privacy", defamation, and emotional distress.
LC subject Headings. 1) Personal record – Law and legislation – United States. 2) Confidential Communication – Personal records – United States. 3) Privacy – Rights of - United States.
KF3457.5.F56 1995

Primer of equal employment opportunity. (2nd Ed.) By Anderson, Howard J. and Levin-Epstien, Michael D. Washington, D.C. The bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1982.

A current, comprehensive overview of the field of equal opportunity. Designed to be a desktop reference guide.
LC subject heading. 1) Discrimination in Employment – Law and Legislation – United States.
KF3464.A953 1982

Privacy in the workplace. By Bible, Jon D., and McWhirter, Darien A. New York. Westport, Connecticut. Quorum Books. 1990.

Evaluates basic aspects of our legal system, such as employee screening, with special attention given to privacy implications of specific screening devices such as drug, AIDS and polygraph tests.
LC subject headings. 1) Privacy, Rights of – United States. 2) Employee rights – United States.
KF1262.B52 1990

Protecting American workers By Levintan, Sar A., Carlson, Peter E., and Shapiro, Isaac. Washington, D.C. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1986.

Examinesthe evolving impact of federal involvement on the workplace.
LC subject headings. 1) Labor laws and legislation – United States.
KF3319.L44 1986

Protecting women: Labor legislation in Europe, the United States and Australia, 1880-1920. By Wikander, Ulla., Keesler-Harris Alice and Lewis, Jane. Urbana and Chicago. University of Illinois press. 1995.

The authors explore efforts to regulate women’s working life throughout the industrialized world in the early years of twentieth century.
LC subject heading. 1) Women – employment – law and legislation – history.
K1824.P76 1995

Race, gender and work. By Amott, Teresa and Matthaei, Julie. Montreal/New York. Black Rose Books. 1991

Traces women’s work lives throughout capitalist economic system in order to uncover disparities between groups under the system.
LC subject headings. 1) Minority women – United States – Economic conditions. 2) Minority Women – United States – History. 3) Minority Women – Employment – History.
HQ1410.A46 1991

Rights at work By Edwards, Richard. Washington, D.C. The Brookling institution. 1993.

HD6971.8.E38 1993

Sex discrimination: Employment laws and practices. By Aggarwal, Arjun P. Toronto, Canada. Butterworths. 1994.

The authors analyze the laws affecting sex discrimination and related issues, such as pregnancy, marital status, and sexual orientation.
LC subject headings. 1) Sex discrimination in employment – law and legislation – Canada.
KE3256.W6.A44 1994

Sex segregation in the workplace: Trends, explanations and remedies. By Reskin Barbara F. Ed. Washington, DC. National Academic Press. 1984

The authors provides a broad analysis of the developement of gender differences in the workplace and proposes several possible remedies. Useful for historical perrspectives.
LC subject headings. 1) Sex discrimination in employment – United States – Congress. 2) Sex discrimination against women – United States- Congress.
HD6060.5.U5S475 1984

Sexual shakedown. By Farley, Lin. New York. McGraw – Hill Book Company. 1978.

The authors explore the experiences of women who were sexually harassed at work, how they responded, and how they fared litigation.
LC subject headings. 1) Sexual discrimination against women – United States. 2) Sex discrimination in employment – United States. 3) Indecent assault – United States. 4) Sex discrimination against women – law and legislation – United States.
HD6060. 5.U5F37 1978

Whistleblowing: The law of retaliatory discharge. By Westman, Daniel P. Washington, D.C. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1991.

A thorough compilation of the challenges of legal protection and remedies for whistle blowers.
LC subject headings. 1) Employees – Dismissal of – law and legislation – United States. 2) Discrimination in employment – law and legislation – United States. 3) Whistleblowing – Law and Legislation – United States.
KF3471.W47 1991

Women’s work, Men’s work: Sex segregation on the job. By Reskin, Barbara F. and Hartmann, Heidi I. Washington, DC. National Academic Press. 1986

The authors analyze the separate worlds of men and women at work, focussing primarily on the treatment of women in military and men in nursing.
LC subject headings. 1) Sex discrimination in employment – United States. 2) Women – Employment – United States. 3) Equal pay for equal work – United States. 4) Sex discrimination – Law and Legislation.
HD6060.5.U5W66 1985

Wrongful termination – a state-by-state survey By Postic, Lionel J. Washington, D.C. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1994.

A specific, incremental analysis of the law of wrongful termination, (also Known as "employment torts") in each state.
LC subject headings. 1) Employee dismissal of – law and legislation – United States – States.
KF3437.Z95.P67 1994

Your rights at work. By McWhirter, Darien A. New York. John Wiley and sons, 1989.

Elevate’s rights at work, work contracts, unemployment compensation, protection against discrimination based on sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, handicapped and others.
LC subject headings: 1) Laws and legislation - United States – popular works. 2) Employee Rights – United States – Popular Works.
KE3319.6.M39 1989

Your rights In the workplace By Lacey, Dan. Berkeley, California. Nolo Press. 1991

Easy to guide to employees’ right at work.Designed to be a single volume resource for the average citizen.
LC subject heading. 1) Employee rights – United States – popular works. 2) Labor laws and legislation – United States – popular works.
KF3319.6.L32 1991

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Age discrimination in employment – law and legislation – United States.
Affirmative Action programs.
Affirmative Action Programs – Addresses – essays – lectures.
AIDS (disease) – Patient – employment – law and legislation – United States.
Confidential Communication – Personal records – United States.
Discrimination against the handicapped – Law and Legislation – United States.
Discrimination in Employment – Addresses – essays – lectures.
Discrimination in employment – Law and Legislation – Ontario.
Discrimination in Employment – Law and Legislation – United States.
Discrimination Pub – in employment – United States.
Employees, dismissal of – Great Britain.
Employees – Dismissal of – law and legislation – United States.
Employee rights – United States.
Employee Rights – United States – Popular Works.
Equal pay for equal work – United States.
Handicapped – employment – law and legislation – United States.
Handicapped Legal Status, Laws, etc. Untied States.
Indecent assault – United States.
Labor laws and legislation – United States.
Labor laws and legislation – United States – popular works.
Laws and legislation - United States – popular works.
Labor contract – United States.
Labor Courts – Great Britain.
Labor laws and Legislation – United States.
Mentally handicapped - Employment – Law and Legislation – United States.
Minorities – employment.
Minorities’ – Employment – Addresses – essays – lectures.
Minority Women – Employment – History.
Minority women – United States – Economic conditions.
Minority Women – United States – History.
Pay equality – law and legislation – United States.
Personal record – Law and legislation – United States.
Privacy – Rights of - United States.
Reverse discrimination in employment.
Sexual discrimination against women – United States.
Sex discrimination against women – law and legislation – United States.
Sex discrimination against women – United States- Congress.
Sex discrimination in employment – United States.
Sex discrimination in employment – United States – Congress.
Sex discrimination – Law and Legislation.
Sex discrimination in employment – law and legislation – Canada.
Sex in employment – United States.
Sex role in the work environment
Trade - unions – laws and legislation – United States.
United States – equal employment opportunity commission –
Whistleblowing – Law and Legislation – United States.
Women – employment – Addresses – essays – lectures.
Women – employment – law and legislation – history.
Women – Employment – United States.

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Internet Resources

Association of Union Democracy (AUD)
http://www.uniondemocracy.com/Legal/legalhome.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://stats.bls.gov/
Labor and other statistics and also links to other related web pages.

CanMyBossDoThat.com
http://canmybossdothat.com/
A non-profit site that gives workers information on their rights and protections at work, specific by state, industry, and size of employer. The site also answers individual workers' questions.

California Department of Industrial Relations
http://www.dir.ca.gov/
California Labor Laws, statistics, Occupational Safety, Worker Compensation, Labor Standards Information.

California Public Employee Relations Board
http://www.perb.ca.gov/
The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB or Board) is a quasi-judicial administrative agency charged with administering the collective bargaining statutes covering employees of California's public schools, colleges, and universities, employees of the State of California, employees of California local public agencies (cities, counties and special districts), trial court employees and supervisory employees of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute - Employment Topics
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Employment_Topics

Employment Discrimination
http://fatty.law.cornell.edu/topics/employment_discrimination.html
Employment discrimination law material.

Elaws US Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/elaws/
Elaws stands for "employment laws assistance for workers and small businesses". This Web site was developed to help employers and workers understand their rights and responsibilities under the federal employment laws administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)
http://www.eeoc.gov/

Family and Medical Leave Act
http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/

Labor Project for Working Families
http://www.working-families.org/

Nolo Press Employee Rights Resource Page
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/411DD971-9C17-47D8-880913B3AE9A2FFF/104/150/

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
http://www.osha.gov/readingroom.html

Title 5 – Government organization and employees.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/5/
Organization, Powers and Procedures of Laws of Government employment Laws.

Title 29 – labor
http://fatty.law.cornell.edu/uscode/29/
Labor statistics and more.

The U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library
http://law.house.gov/90.htm
United States National Labor Relations Board
http://www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/home/default.asp
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector.

Your employment rights as an individual with a disability
http://www.thebody.com/ada/one50.html
This site explores questions such as:
  • What employers does ADA cover?
  • Does ADA protect you?
  • What is a reasonable accommodation?
  • What employment practices are covered?
  • Can an employer require medical examinations or ask questions about disability?
  • And many related questions.

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