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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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8 August 2013

An uneasy relationship: human rights charities and business

Author: Will Henley, Guardian (UK)

Human rights charities and sustainable businesses are often working towards the same goal, but partnerships between the two remain controversial...A company grappling with...human rights issues and rules partners with an advocacy group, perhaps for...

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29 May 2013

Supreme Court leaves in place decision vs United on ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] accommodation

Author: Amanda Becker & Lawrence Hurley, Thomson Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court…declined to hear an appeal by United Airlines…over what accommodations it must make for employees who become unable to perform their current jobs. The action left in place a ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which...

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5 September 2012

Calif. family not allowed on plane claims airline discriminated against son with Down syndrome

Author: Associated Press

A California family that was not allowed to board a cross-country flight says they believe they were discriminated against because their son has Down syndrome.Robert Vanderhorst, his wife Joan and 16-year-old son Bede, who is disabled, were booked to...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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27 June 2011

Investor Statement Urges Business to "Do its Part" to Make Modern Day Slavery History

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Recognizing the broad influence of business on the global supply chain, an investor coalition representing over 90 organizations worldwide and led by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) has issued a statement asking 27 companies...

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14 March 2011

Japan earthquake & tsunami - company contributions to humanitarian aid

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions through 16 Mar; not a comprehensive list. [refers to: Abbot, Abbott and Abbott, Aflac, American Airlines, American Eagle, American Express, Amgen, AMR, Amway, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America,...

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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14 January 2010

Haiti: US companies including Coca Cola, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, UPS, General Motors pledge humanitarian aid to earthquake victims

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13 January 2010

US Companies Rush to Haiti's Aid Following Quake

Author: CNBC, Reuters & AP

Several major U.S. companies came to Haiti's aid on Wednesday, announcing plans to donate money and supplies following Tuesday's devastating…earthquake…Coca-Cola said it pledged a grant of $1 million to the American Red Cross, and it will also provide...

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