New PDF release: Stopping the Train: The Landmark Victory Over Same-Sex

By Edwin B. Martin Jr.

ISBN-10: 1929175086

ISBN-13: 9781929175086

among 1993 and 1996, a devoted profession railroad man’s livelihood used to be destroyed. Edwin B. Martin, Jr., a mechanical manager with Norfolk Southern Railway, used to be subjected to bad and never-ending sexual harassment at paintings by way of a gang of violent male thugs. The activities and phrases of Eddie’s 3 attackers critically affected his skill to paintings and prompted him to withdraw from life–yet repeated proceedings to his organisation went unheeded. As he felt the final of his psychological and actual colleges slipping away, Eddie Martin made up our minds to struggle again within the simply manner he may well: he took Norfolk Southern and his attackers to court–and received. This actual, first-person account, describes the excruciating psychological, actual, and emotional torment of same-sex sexual harassment – and the way staff lower than assault can now shield themselves lower than safeguard of federal law.

Martin is the 1st guy within the U.S. to obtain a payment according to the very best Court's choice that same-sex sexual harassment within the office is actionable less than name VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. contains an appendix of assets for sufferers of sexual harassment.

From Kirkus Reviews:
"A tense, notwithstanding overwrought, odyssey via same-sex harassment within the place of work, accordingly the inconceivable, harmful atmosphere of an Alabama railroad backyard. Martin used to be a third-generation railroad guy, with 14 years at the task at the Norfolk Southern line, whilst his place in South Carolina used to be eradicated and he used to be provided a merchandising and move to the high-volume Birmingham backyard. simply because he concept culture and the works inherent tension had made the railroad an amiable fraternity, he used to be surprised to discover hostility, expressed by means of 3 staff in grossly sexual phrases. The harassment a well-established trend, either in its escalation and within the futility of Martin's lawsuits to supervisors, and while he eventually filed a lawsuit, his confidentiality used to be breached and he eventually grew to become a pariah at paintings after the union hired heavy-handed strategies to protest the harassers' termination. Martins distinct narrative indicates how, regardless of nightmares and social paranoia eventually clinically determined as PTSD, he rebuilt his lifestyles through a lady he met and married in Birmingham. while Martin's case got here to trialat an identical time as a extra greatly said case stemming from same-sex harassment on an offshore oil rig he emerged victorious with a six-figure cost regardless of a adverse pass judgement on and a phalanx of opposing legal professionals whose safety principally consisted of distraction and smear strategies. Martin is an enthusiastic yet attempting writer, resorting usually to crimson similes, repetitive emotional rhetoric, and a normal air of strident alarm (e.g., a bankruptcy titled The Diesel store of Horrors). For all his hand-wringing, in spite of the fact that, he deals a telling account of the area of up to date railroading, evoking either its romance and its strength terrors. indubitably a big window right into a little-discussed social abuse, fed right here by way of gender and sophistication volatility and modern blue-collar angst. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus affiliates, LP. All rights reserved.

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