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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 December 2013

[PDF] Issue 7: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Dec 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions in English, French & Spanish from: UN...

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23 September 2013

Parents Petition Toys ‘R’ Us To Do Away With Gender-Specific Marketing

Author: CBS (USA)

Parents have begun a campaign to stop mounting Toys ‘R’ Us from marketing its toys by gender, accusing the retail giant of sexism...The petition, which had reached more than 3,000 signatures...claimed Toys ‘R’ Us has grown “more extreme” in its...

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20 March 2013

EEOC [US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] Sues Toys “R” Us for Disability Discrimination

Author: US Equal Opportunity Commission

Toys "R" Us…violated federal  law when it first refused to provide an interpreter for a deaf applicant and  then failed to hire her, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today…When the company ...

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22 November 2010

Christmas Fight! Teamsters vs. Toys R Us

Author: Elizabeth MacDonald, Fox Business [USA]

International Brotherhood of Teamsters union and an environmental justice group have released a report they commissioned attacking the nation’s biggest toy seller, Toys R Us and Babies R Us, for allegedly selling “toxic toys." The group says the toys...

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13 October 2010

Tesco caught breaching EU rules on harmful chemicals

Author: Tom Levitt, Ecologist

Major retailers in Europe...are breaking EU rules designed to protect consumers from harmful chemicals, an investigation has found. Under the landmark Registration Evaluation Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH)… consumers…have been...

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13 January 2010

US Companies Rush to Haiti's Aid Following Quake

Author: CNBC, Reuters & AP

Several major U.S. companies came to Haiti's aid on Wednesday, announcing plans to donate money and supplies following Tuesday's devastating…earthquake…Coca-Cola said it pledged a grant of $1 million to the American Red Cross, and it will also provide...

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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 February 2009

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

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