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27 September 2001

GM bias lawsuit settled for $1.25 million

Author: Joe Miller, Detroit News

Automaker to adopt policies to fight discrimination: General Motors Corp. will pay $1.25 million to 16 workers at a Linden, N.J. [New Jersey], assembly plant to settle lawsuits charging the company with sexual and racial discrimination. The automaker...

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26 September 2001

EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] resolves lawsuits for $1.25 million against General Motors Corporation

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The suits...alleged that GM had failed to provide Mary Scott a work environment free from sexual harassment and similarly failed to address incidents of racial harassment affecting her and other African- American employees. In addition, the EEOC...

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21 September 2001

GUATEMALA: Indigenous People Face Discrimination, U.N. Report Says

Author: UN Wire

Indigenous people in Guatemala still face racial, ethnic and cultural discrimination although the country signed a human rights agreement more than seven years ago, the U.N. Verification Mission in the country (MINUGUA) said yesterday in a new report.....

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14 September 2001

EEOC Chair urges workplace tolerance in wake of terrorist attacks [USA]

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

In the wake of this week's tragic events, Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), called on all employers and employees across the country to promote tolerance and guard against unlawful workplace...

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13 September 2001

Programs Tackle Economic Effects of Apartheid: Best Practice / Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Author: sponsored section, International Herald Tribune and World Business Council for Sustainable Development

DTT has set up two ongoing initiatives, the MultiCultural Development Program (MCDP), directed at internal transformation, and the Business Equity Initiative (BEI), an external economic-empowerment strategy for blacks.

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9 September 2001

Texaco Left Toxic Legacy in Ecuador

Author: letter to the editor from Kevin Koenig, Amazon Watch, in Los Angeles Times

A group representing more than 30,000 Ecuadoreans is suing Texaco in U.S. District Court, charging that the company dumped some 4.3 million gallons a day of toxic oil waste water into the Amazon. Texaco also left behind more than 300 open waste pits...

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7 September 2001

Indian 'Untouchables' Protest

Author: The Sowetan [Johannesburg]

Representatives of the Indian Dalit 'untouchable' caste attending the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) began a hunger strike yesterday, in a bid to ensure that their concerns are addressed in the final conference declaration.

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5 September 2001

Black Media Staff Still At Disadvantage [South Africa]

Author: Ndivhuwo Khangale, The Sowetan [Johannesburg]

Racism in the South African media refuses to go away and its impact on workers needs special attention, says the Media Workers' Association of South Africa (Mwasa).

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5 September 2001

Companies Tell of Successful Transformation - Speakers from Sanlam and Eskom report progress towards promoting diversity and combating discrimination

Author: Business Day [Johannesburg]

[panel discussion - U.N. World Conference Against Racism]: The speakers were handpicked to describe how their companies and organisations have succeeded in the struggle for gender and race equality in the workplace. Their performances were polished if...

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5 September 2001

Indigenous peoples' rights a focus at anti-racism conference

Author: U.N. Development Programme

Some of the root causes of conflict they identified stem from a lack of recognition of indigenous peoples' right to land, identity and culture, as well as indigenous social systems and development perspectives. "Development aggression", such as the...

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