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21 August 2007

Sacked worker wins €125,000 in damages [Ireland]

Author: Independent [Ireland]

A former airport baggage handler sacked over his heart complaint has been awarded a massive €125,000 compensation payout. The Equality Authority said the settlement against Aviance UK Ltd for discrimination was one of the highest it ever awarded. The...

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14 June 2007

Financial Times examines prejudice faced by Arab businesswomen

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14 June 2007

FT Report - Leading Businesswomen: Lack of networks hampers entrepreneurs

Author: Andrew England, Financial Times

[F]or women operating in traditionally conservative societies [setting up a business in the Middle East] can be exacerbated by age-old discrimination and prejudices…Nadereh Chamlou, a senior adviser at the World Bank…says the main barriers for women...

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12 April 2007

FedEx settles discrimination suit - Accused of bias in promotions, courier agrees to pay $54.9 million [USA]

Author: Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

FedEx Express has reached a $54.9 million settlement with thousands of African American and Latino employees in the western United States who accused the courier of unfairly keeping them in low-paying jobs loading freight... FedEx, based in Memphis,...

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12 April 2007
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Author: Portafolio [Colombia]

FedEx Corp., la mayor empresa de transporte de carga aérea del mundo, pagará 54,8 millones de dólares para resolver una demanda colectiva por discriminación racial presentada a nombre de trabajadores negros e hispanos en su subsidiaria FedEx Express....

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12 April 2007

USA: FedEx settles racial discrimination suit for $54.9 million

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1 January 2007

[PDF] Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship

Author: Jane Nelson, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

As the [OECD] has commented…”Increasing economic growth is essential – but it is not enough. The quality of growth –its sustainability, composition and equity – is equally important”…In many developing countries achieving this goal [improving the...

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31 December 2006

Diabetics in workplace confront tangle of laws [USA]

Author: N.R. Kleinfield, International Herald Tribune

...Doctors say that with improved medications and methods of self-testing blood sugar, most diabetics can do almost any job if they properly manage their illness. Yet myths about the disease persist...leading many companies to shun diabetic employees....

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13 October 2006

Company staff earn bonus in disaster relief

Author: Financial Times

The earthquake in Pakistan a year ago killed more than 73,000 people, injured more than 128,000 and left more than 3m homeless. While many companies round the world made financial donations, logistics companies such as TNT [part of TPG], DHL [part of...

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6 October 2006

[PDF] Incorporating Responsibility 2008 Campaign: Maximizing the Impact of CSR in China

Author: Human Rights in China

Although CSR is currently the focus of mainly corporate, government and international policy actors, this growing interest in CSR activities, and references to international economic and social, as well as civil and political human rights standards in...

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