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20 June 2011

Supreme Court sides with Wal-Mart in sex discrimination lawsuit [USA]

Author: Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a ruling that may mean new limits on class-action suits, rejected an effort to sue Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for discrimination on behalf of potentially a million female workers. The justices said the lawyers pressing the case...

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2 June 2011

KPMG fails to fairly promote women, lawsuit says [USA]

Author: Terry Baynes, Reuters

A former female senior manager at KPMG...filed a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing the accounting firm of discriminating against its female employees in pay, promotions and pregnancy leave. The lawsuit, filed in a New York federal court...seeks ...

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18 May 2011

CIGNA affiliate moves to compel arbitration of employee's gender bias claim - Company cites Supreme Court's recent ruling in AT&T case [USA]

Author: Sheri Qualters, National Law Journal [USA]

A CIGNA Healthcare Inc. affiliate has filed a motion to dismiss and compel arbitration of an employee's federal lawsuit alleging systemic gender discrimination. Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. filed the motion on May 16...Karp's complaint...

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4 March 2011

Cigna sued on claims of gender bias

Author: Katie Johnston Chase, Chris Reidy, Boston Globe

The suit states that Cigna treated Bretta Karp and other female employees less favorably than their male peers by denying women rightful promotions and pay raises and fostering a hostile work environment. The lawsuit…is seeking class-action status......

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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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14 September 2009

USA: Report finds number of companies with top ratings for lesbian & gay policies increased 20% despite recession

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13 September 2009

[PDF] "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2010:A report card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America."

Author: Human Rights Campaign

305 businesses achieved the top rating of 100 percent this year, compared with 260 businesses in the previous year. This accounts for 58 businesses that reached 100 percent for the first time and 13 no longer on the list, for a net increase of 45...

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31 August 2009

Green Rankings - the 2009 list

Author: Newsweek

Our exclusive environmental ranking of America's 500 largest corporations. [Top 5: HP, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, IBM]

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