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NCJ Number: 156235 Find in a Library
Title: Women's and Children's Legal Rights Handbook
Author(s): W S Treadway
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 188
Sponsoring Agency: Research Triangle Publishing, Inc
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Publication Number: ISBN 1-884570-18-6
Sale Source: Research Triangle Publishing, Inc
P.O. Box 1223
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on State and Federal law, this handbook explains the legal rights and remedies for women and children in the context of various problems or situations they are likely to encounter.
Abstract: The State law and statutes reviewed are common to the majority of the States. Federal and State laws that prohibit discrimination in employment address a wide range of employment issues, from hiring practices to retirement age; the first chapter discusses the organizations covered by these laws and explains illegal discriminatory hiring practices. It also considers legal guarantees of equality of employment benefits and working conditions. Resources for remedies in the case of employment discrimination are also listed. Another chapter discusses women's rights regarding a wider range of economic issues; topics include credit, bill collectors, business establishments, contracts, insurance, and public assistance programs. A chapter explains the legal parameters for receiving social security and associated programs such as supplemental security income, Medicare, and Medicaid. Other chapters focus on legal rights and remedies in the areas of education, housing, health care, domestic relations, child care, rape and other violent crimes, domestic violence, and child abuse. One chapter discusses the rights of women, veterans, spouses, and dependents. The book concludes with a directory of services and information.
Main Term(s): Victims rights
Index Term(s): Federal Code; Rights of minors; State laws; Women's rights
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