Leggett shareholders asked to reconsider nondiscrimination proposal [USA]

Author: Springfield Business Journal [Missouri, USA], Published on: 3 May 2007

A Leggett & Platt shareholder is again asking other shareholders of the...manufacturer to call for the company to include sexual orientation in its equal employment opportunity nondiscrimination policy. Walden Asset Management...made a similar proposal at Leggett’s 2006 annual meeting, but shareholders defeated it...The company’s board of directors unanimously rejected Walden’s newest proposal. “We believe the proposed resolution is unnecessary because Leggett is already an equal opportunity employer with a firm and long-standing commitment to preventing discrimination in the workplace,” the company said in a statement...

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