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12 June 2013

Gay chief executives urged to set example for rising stars [UK] [subscription required]

Author: Brian Groom, Financial Times

Gay chief executives and senior business leaders are being urged to be open about their sexuality in one of the most ambitious initiatives to promote diversity in the boardroom. The launch on Wednesday of OUTstanding In Business, a network aimed at...

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27 June 2011

EasyJet's discriminatory wheelchair policy grounds mother & disabled son [UK]

Author: Rebecca Smithers, Guardian [UK]

easyJet has been accused…of having a "ludicrous, discriminatory" wheelchair policy…EasyJet forbids wheelchairs weiging in excess of 60kg to be taken on its planes unless they are broken into pieces each weighing less than 60kg…Miss Spencer…was…told by...

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23 August 2009

Minister met BAA chief executive before Climate Camp to discuss tactics [UK]

Author: Rob Evans & Paul Lewis, The Gaurdian [UK]

A government minister met the chief executive of [BAA] to discuss how to "limit" the impact of [the 2007] climate change protests directed against the firm, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal…A picture is emerging of an extraordinary and...

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19 August 2008

A revolution in the boardroom: Why it pays to be gay [UK]

Author: Jerome Taylor, Independent [UK]

…[M]ore than 430 companies, representing more than four million employees…have signed up to Stonewall's list of "gay-friendly employers". Those on the list actively recruit gay people and monitor the sexual orientation of their staff to ensure against...

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2 May 2007

'Pink plateau' blocks path to top for gay executives

Author: Patrick Collinson, Guardian [UK]

Homophobia may be withering in offices and on the shopfloor but among Britain's business elite the closet remains firmly shut. At the global oil majors, routinely negotiating deals in countries not known for their tolerance of homosexuality, being...

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8 July 2002

BMI accused of anti-union ploy [UK]

Author: Andrew Clark, Guardian [UK]

BMI British Midland has been accused of squeezing out militant members of the cabin staff through a restructuring which will abolish a senior rank on each short-haul flight.

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