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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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19 November 2015

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores show improvement of measures taken by companies for LGBT workers

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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17 April 2012

State bar calls on law firms to end age discrimination [USA]

Author: Leigh Jones, Reuters

The New York State Bar Association is urging law firms to end mandatory retirement policies in light of a recent settlement between Kelley Drye & Warren and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in an age discrimination case…requiring Kelley...

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7 March 2012

Law Firm Nears Deal in Age Suit [USA]

Author: Joe Palazzolo, Wall Street Journal [USA]

A New York law firm appears close to reaching an age discrimination settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC] in a closely watched case that targets a common practice among U.S. law firms: stripping elderly partners of their...

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14 September 2009

USA: Report finds number of companies with top ratings for lesbian & gay policies increased 20% despite recession

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13 September 2009

[PDF] "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2010:A report card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America."

Author: Human Rights Campaign

305 businesses achieved the top rating of 100 percent this year, compared with 260 businesses in the previous year. This accounts for 58 businesses that reached 100 percent for the first time and 13 no longer on the list, for a net increase of 45...

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1 September 2008

USA: Corporate Equality Index ranks 583 firms on treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender employees, consumers, investors

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31 August 2008

[PDF] [full report] Corporate Equality Index - A Report Card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Several industries saw improvement in both the average rating and the number of top-rated businesses: airlines; computer hardware and office equipment; food, beverages and groceries; insurance; law firms; and, retail and consumer products... Of the 35...

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5 October 2007

Sidley Austin settles bias suit [USA]

Author: Ameet Sachdev, Chicago Tribune

Sidley Austin said Friday that it has agreed to pay $27.5 million to settle an age discrimination suit brought by the government after the prominent Chicago law firm stripped 32 lawyers of partnership status in 1999... As part of the settlement, the...

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