Resource: The Bellwomen: The Story of the Landmark AT&T Sex Discrimination Case

By: Marjorie A. Stockford

January 1, 2004

In the early 1970s, a young, long-haired, liberal lawyer and his government colleagues clashed with the mature and staid executives of AT&T over the company’s treatment of its female and minority employees. Their disagreement resulted in a $38 million settlement that benefited 15,000 employees, more than 13,000 of them women, and changed our perceptions of women’s and men’s roles in the workplace forever.

Resource Type(s):

Case Studies

Citation: (Rutgers Univ. Press 2004)

Related Cases:

EEOC, Hodgson, and U.S. v. AT&T