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5 April 2007

Virgin Blue loses discrimination appeal [Australia]

Author: Australian Associated Press

Virgin Blue Airlines has lost its appeal against a ruling that it discriminated against eight former Ansett flight attendants because they weren't young enough. Supreme Court Justice Martin Moynihan…quashed the appeal and ordered Virgin Blue pay...

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1 December 2005

Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs launches handbook on corporate social responsibility -- includes chapters by Sir Geoffrey Chandler and about initiatives by Alcoa, Bertelsmann, Body Shop, BT, Calvert Group, Canon, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank,...

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1 December 2005

[DOC] Examples of companies’ impacts on a range of human rights issues

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The table below lists a range of human rights issues for business. For each issue, it provides an example of a positive company initiative and an example of an alleged abuse....

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11 October 2005

Women win age case against Virgin [Australia]

Author: Kevin Meade, The Australian

Virgin Blue remained defiant over its hiring policies yesterday after a tribunal [Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission] found the no-frills airline had discriminated against eight former Ansett flight attendants because of their age...The former...

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11 May 2005

Virgin denies anti-age policy [Australia]

Author: Johanna Leggatt, Daily Telegraph [Australia]

Virgin Blue has denied accusations it employs only young and attractive staff despite evidence it hired just one woman over the age of 35 from a group of 760...It was wrong to suggest the airline discriminated against older applicants...head of guest...

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9 May 2005

Flight attendant says Virgin Blue interview a sexist 'cattle yard' [Australia]

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9 May 2005

Flight attendant says Virgin Blue interview a sexist 'cattle yard' [Australia]

Author: Agence France Presse

Theresa Stewart, 52, told an Anti-Discrimination Tribunal...she was rejected for a job at the airline in late 2001, despite her 27 years' experience...She is one of eight former employees of the Ansett airline who claim they were refused jobs.....

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