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29 January 2014
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Author: ComunicaRSE (Argentina)

La Comisión Discapacidad de la Sociedad Fomento Fabril (Sofofa) y la Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) han presentado el documento del “Estudio: factores para la inclusión laboral de las personas con discapacidad”...En el marco de la Estrategia...

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22 January 2014

EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission]: J.C. Penney to pay pregnant job applicant [USA]

Author: Christopher Seward, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (USA)

J.C. Penney has agreed to pay $40,000 to a...woman who allegedly was denied a job after she informed a company salon manager that she was pregnant, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC]. The major retailer did not admit to...

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22 January 2014

Schoenenreus response

Author: Schoenenreus

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Schoenenreus to respond to concerns raised in Stop Child Labour report about its efforts to address child labour.] Schoenenreus disapproves child labor and violation of human rights completely as...

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22 December 2013

Shopping centers in Bulgaria declared unsafe by building inspectors

Author: Sofia News Agency

A number of shopping centers and retail stores in Bulgaria are threatened with closure over illegal superstructures, extensions, restructuring, etc. The construction works were either unauthorized, or the buildings had cracks, defects and deformations...

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11 December 2013

IKEA and LGBT – falling between the flatpacks? [Russia]

Author: Kathryn Dovey, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, on openDemocracy

In June...Russia’s parliament passed a law prohibiting the 'promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships' among children and young people...Businesses...are also affected by the new law...IKEA...is currently experiencing public criticism from...

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27 November 2013

Latvia's prime minister resigns over deadly roof collapse

Author: Laura Smith-Spark & Anna Maja Rappard, CNN

Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis is resigning in the wake of a deadly supermarket roof collapse, his spokesman said...The roof collapse...in...Riga, left more than 50 people dead -- the deadliest incident in Latvia since the country became...

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1 November 2013

[PDF] Global Framework Agreements in a Union-Hostile Environment: The Case of the USA

Author: Michael Fichter (Global Labour University of Germany) & Dimitris Stevis (Colorado State University), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Global Union Federations have made significant progress in advancing Global Framework Agreements that create arenas for labor relations based on the Core Labor Standards of the...ILO. These Agreements...are a means of setting minimum standards and...

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25 October 2013

Barneys New York Hires Civil Rights Pro Amid Discrimination Claims

Author: Reuters

Barneys New York hired an anti-discrimination expert and agreed to have its chief executive meet with a civil rights group following allegations that the luxury store racially profiled black customers, a spokeswoman said on Friday…[T]wo black...

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12 September 2013

What Bumiputera discrimination? Shopping’s a money game – business experts [Malaysia]

Author: Trinna Leong & Mohd Farhan Darwis, Malaysian Insider

Several business experts have refuted an allegation this week by two Malay groups that shopping malls were discriminating against Bumiputera businesses…[T]he Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia and Malay rights group Perkasa accused major shopping...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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