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17 September 2007

USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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17 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2008"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index...was devised with corporate diversity leaders, GLBT workplace advocates and employees to provide employers with a roadmap to creating fair workplaces. Each year, we have seen tremendous...

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17 March 2008

Law Firm Segregation Reminiscent of Jim Crow [USA]

Author: Yolanda Young, former staff attorney at Covington & Burling, in Huffington Post [USA]

...[A] staff attorney position at Covington & Burling...[was a] great opportunity...to experience the race/power dynamic firsthand... Staff attorneys are non-partner track lawyers who handle the menial legal tasks...that [partner-track] associates...

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17 March 2008

USA: Former Covington & Burling staff attorney accuses law firm of "segregation reminiscent of Jim Crow"

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18 March 2008

Ex-Staff Attorney Takes Aim at BigLaw Minority Hiring [USA]

Author: Dan Slater, Wall Street Journal

...[S]tatement from Covington...highlights:...

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1 September 2008

USA: Corporate Equality Index ranks 583 firms on treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender employees, consumers, investors

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31 August 2008

[PDF] [full report] Corporate Equality Index - A Report Card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Several industries saw improvement in both the average rating and the number of top-rated businesses: airlines; computer hardware and office equipment; food, beverages and groceries; insurance; law firms; and, retail and consumer products... Of the 35...

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29 May 2009

Judge Throws Out Discrimination Suit Against Covington & Burling [USA]

Author: Jordan Weissmann, Blog of Legal Times [USA]

The legal battle between Yolanda Young and her former law firm, Covington & Burling, came to an abrupt halt today, when a federal judge dismissed the case after Young and her lawyer failed to show up in court... In his official order this...

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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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