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29 June 2013

Facebook pulls ads from pages with violence and sexual content, sees little impact on business

Author: Associated Press

Facebook is pulling ads from pages that contain violence or sexual content. The social network said that on Monday, it will expand its definition of pages and groups that are too controversial to carry advertisements…In May, Facebook lost more than a...

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22 February 2012

Businesswoman's death sentence has Chinese up in arms

Author: Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times

A few years ago, she embodied the rags-to-riches legend of modern China: The daughter of an illiterate farmer...creates a business empire that makes her one of the country's wealthiest women...A provincial court on Jan. 18 upheld Wu Ying's death...

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9 December 2011

Hertz to fight Muslim workers' suit over prayer breaks [USA]

Author: Laura L. Myers, Reuters

Hertz rental car company, facing a religious discrimination suit by 25 fired Muslim drivers...it would "vigorously defend" itself in a dispute involving prayer breaks at its Seattle airport office. Hertz says the drivers, all of them Somali natives,...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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21 October 2011

25 Muslims Fired Over Prayers at Hertz

Author: Colleen Curry, ABC News

Hertz has fired 25 Muslim workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for refusing to clock out while taking breaks to pray during their shifts. Hertz sent termination notices to the Somali Muslim workers...after suspending them on Sept. 30 for...

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9 October 2011

Hertz says Muslim workers didn`t follow break rules [USA]

Author: Laura Myers, Reuters

Hertz rental car company…said it would reinstate…Somali Muslim employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport [who it claims] were suspended not for praying but for failing to clock in and out for 10-minute breaks as required under a collective...

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25 September 2011

Retailers Are Put on the Spot Over Anti-Gay Aid

Author: Erik Eckholm, New York Times

The culture war over gay rights has entered the impersonal world of e-commerce...[A]dvocates...have put many of the country’s largest retailers…on the spot over their indirect and...unnoticed roles in funneling money to Christian groups...opposing...

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14 September 2009

Number of Top Rated Businesses for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workers Jumps Despite Tough Economy [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

The number of businesses with perfect ratings based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace policies and benefits rose by twenty percent in the past twelve months — despite the serious economic downturn — according to a new report...

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1 February 2009

USA: Human Rights Campaign finds growing number of businesses protecting transgender rights

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1 February 2009

[PDF] The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans - 2007-2008

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

This ninth installment of The State of the Workplace report shows that job protections and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have surged in recent years, at large businesses and other private employers such as law firms and...

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