ERIC Number: ED159086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Legal Rights of Maine Women.
Potter, Judy R.; Marshall, Gail
This booklet is intended to help Maine women recognize and enforce their rights under Maine and federal law. It is not designed to be a substitute for lawyers' services, but to inform women of their legal rights so that they will know when to consult a lawyer or a governmental agency for assistance in enforcing these rights. Organized topically by chapter, the booklet contains concise answers to often asked legal questions. For example, Chapter 1 discusses 17 questions which deal with employment discrimination. Included among these are: What Maine law forbids employment discrimination based on sex?; Does federal law prohibit employment discrimination based on sex?, and How do I file a complaint under Title VII? Succeeding chapters treat the following areas: credit discrimination; discrimination in educational opportunities; housing discrimination; insurance; constitutional rights; wage and hour laws; public financial assistance; social security; criminal law; marriage and your rights as a married person; annulment, legal separation, and divorce; parents and children; name change; wills and probate; health; and hiring a lawyer. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
Authoring Institution: Maine Commission for Women, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security