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19 January 2002

Securicor put camera in female locker room [UK]

Author: Kevin Maguire, Guardian [UK]

Union leaders last night demanded compensation for female employees worried about "peeping toms" and threatened legal action under data protection legislation and the Sex Discrimination Act.

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17 January 2002

Boeing sued by female workers claiming gender discrimination [USA]

Author: Bloomberg News

The Boeing Co. was sued in three states Wednesday by female employees who claim the company denied them pay, promotions and other workplace benefits based on their gender.

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16 January 2002

New Poll Sets Agenda for Corporate Responsibility in India

Author: TERI-Europe [London affiliate of Tata Energy Research Institute in New Delhi] and New Academy of Business

[findings include: Public expectations of corporations on social and environmental matters are high and rising; Gender discrimination is a prominent issue in the workplace; Workers and management have sharply diverging perceptions of labour conditions...

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15 January 2002

Freudenberg Renews Global Labour Agreement With ICEM

Author: ICEM - International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions

Leading nonwoven and allied products multinational Freudenberg has renewed its global agreement with the 20-million-strong International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM). First signed in July 2000, the agreement...

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15 January 2002

U.S. Companies Promote Gender Apartheid in Saudi Arabia

Author: Feminist Majority Foundation, Feminist Daily News Wire

McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Burger King all promote sex discrimination in Saudi Arabia as these restaurants "all have two designated areas: one for families and the other for singles, all males," said Ann Rozenich, an employee of McDonald...

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1 January 2002

ARAB STATES: U.N. Study Shows Lack Of Freedom Hinders Development

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Article
1 January 2002

full report: From the Household to the Factory: Sex Discrimination in the Guatemalan Labor Force

Author: Human Rights Watch

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1 January 2002

full report: The Arab Human Development Report 2002: Creating opportunities for future generations

Author: U.N. Development Programme

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Article
20 December 2001

Firms pressured over equal pay [UK]

Author: BBC News

A UK trade union is attempting to force Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and other leading employers [a total of 10,000 businesses] to reveal whether or not they offer equal rates of pay to men and women.

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13 December 2001

EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] Opposes Settlement of Rent-A-Center Lawsuit

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

In May, 1999 the EEOC filed a lawsuit...charging that Rent-A-Center [rental furniture, appliances, electronics & computers], when it acquired a competitor named Rentronics, terminated female employees and refused to hire female applicants in...

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