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12 July 2011

Afghan Women Tolerate Beating for Cell Phones in Emerging Market

Author: Simon Clark, Bloomberg

For women in emerging markets, cell phones can be life changing, offering banking services to free them from the dangers of carrying cash, texting when the communal water tap will open or sending instructions in prenatal care. For the wireless...

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22 March 2007

Unfair play in the workplace [So. Africa]

Author: Tumi Makgetla, Mail & Guardian [So. Africa]

Racism in the workplace continues to dog corporate South Africa, according to union leaders and black professionals...About 50% of the grievances that banking union Sasbo receives from its members concern racial discrimination, said Sasbo's deputy...

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10 June 2004

Sexism and the City: High-profile cases are a sign not of more discrimination against women but of less [UK, USA]

Author: Economist

[A]s more women reach higher managerial positions [in London financial firms] and earn more, so their claims have risen. [refers to Hoffman LaRoche (part of Roche), Investec, Merrill Lynch, Schroder Securities]

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4 April 2003

Sex bias ruling set to shake up bonuses [UK]

Author: Nikki Tait, Financial Times

City employers were yesterday warned not to use "opaque" bonus schemes to circumvent equal pay rules as Louise Barton, the former top-ranking media analyst, won her appeal in a discrimination claim against Investec Henderson Crosthwaite.

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3 April 2003

Appeal victory for Barton [UK]

Author: Chris Tryhorn, Guardian [UK]

Former media analyst Louise Barton won her sex discrimination and equal pay appeal today in a judgment she said sounded the "death knell" of the secret bonus culture in the City. Ms Barton took action against investment bank Investec Henderson...

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1 October 2002

City analyst loses sex discrimination case [UK]

Author: Terri Judd, Independent [UK]

Ms Barton, 52, claimed she was underpaid by £1m compared with a male colleague, and took her employer - Investec Henderson Crosthwaite Securities - to an employment tribunal. But yesterday, after three months of deliberation following a four-day...

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30 June 2002

City women target banks over pay gap [UK]

Author: Conal Walsh, Observer [UK]

Banks have been warned by groups representing women in the City to expect a 'deluge' of sex discrimination claims of the kind brought last week by star analyst Louise Barton [who brought a claim against her former employer Investec Henderson...

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