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12 August 2002

Norway Tells Businesses to Get Women on Board

Author: Ethics Newsline, Institute for Global Ethics

Government says 40-percent quota for women on corporate boards is the only way to change the 'old boys' network'

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Article
12 August 2002

Workers get £3.9M payouts [UK]

Author: Daily Record [UK]

Victims of unlawful discrimination at work won a record £3.9million in compensation last year. The Equal Opportunities Review said there were 329 payouts - up 10 per cent from the previous year. The biggest settlement for a sex discrimination case went...

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Article
9 August 2002

Workplace-bias curbs extended [Massachusetts, USA]

Author: Diane E. Lewis, Boston Globe

Law extends time to file complaints - A bill to extend the deadline for filing workplace bias and sexual harassment charges against employers has been signed into law, increasing the statute of limitations for such claims in Massachusetts from six...

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Article
8 August 2002

Women graduates still get a raw deal at work [UK]

Author: Equal Opportunities Commission [UK]

Women graduates still earn less than men on average across all sectors and occupations, according to a new Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) report published today.

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Article
6 August 2002

Gender income gap narrows [New Jersey, USA]

Author: Leslie Brody, NorthJersey.com

Women's incomes rose faster than men's during the Nineties in every county of New Jersey. But men's paychecks are still fatter.

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Article
5 August 2002

Discrimination suits take big risks for big rewards [USA]

Author: Robert Luke, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore is among a dozen or so law firms nationwide that have become part of a cottage industry in class-action lawsuits against large employers, alleging racial bias in their hiring, promotion and pay practices. The law firms.....

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Article
2 August 2002

EOC launches new website for legal advisers [UK]

Author: Equal Opportunities Commission [UK]

Legal advisers will now have on-line access to the essential information on sex discrimination and equal pay that they need to conduct a claim, as the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) launches a new website designed specially for them. The first...

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Article
1 August 2002

Norway sets 40% female quota for boardrooms

Author: Andrew Osborn, Guardian [UK]

Companies insist too few qualified women are available to fill posts

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Story
1 August 2002

Norway Tells Businesses to Get Women on Board

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Article
1 August 2002

UN "Draft norms on Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations & Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights"

Author: Working group on the working methods and activities of transnational corporations, U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

[see annex for text of the draft norms] [this text was agreed by the Working Group on Transnational Corporations (of the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights) at its July-Aug. 2002 meeting; the draft will be discussed...

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