Whistleblower's! Is presented in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblower's Summit in Washington DC every July.
Join Marti Oakley as she hosts Sheila White, a woman who fought back against the harassment on her job and took the case all the way to the Supreme Court. In light of the recurring scandals in politics and media regarding the sexual harassment of women by now-famous politicians, celebrities and media, we will be focusing on this issue. .
Sheila White began her employment at Burlington Northern And Santa Fe Railway Company in June of 1997 finally leaving their employment in October of 2002. During those five years, Sheila endured sexual harassment and gender discrimination on a virtual daily basis. The harassment was followed up with three formal complaints to the EEOC. Eventually, Sheila sued for the humiliating discrimination and the retaliation intitiated by her supervisor and many co-workers which was continuous.
Sheila took her case all the way to the Supreme court…..and won. Her 9.5 year journey is documented in her book: Fighting the Giant Available at Amazon.
On June 22, 2006 the United States Supreme Court made a landmark decision in Sheila White’s favor, ruling 9-to-0 in the case she brought against the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company. She worked in the Tennessee rail yards, one woman alongside many men. Her book describes how she learned to stand up for herself and how she helped the legal system defend her from the discrimination, retaliation, and humiliation she experienced.
Sheila is available for speaking engagements. You can contact her for information at Swhite50@yahoo.com
Fighting the Giant by Sheila White is available at Robertson Publishing.