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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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12 March 2013

[PDF] Issue 4: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Mar 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 by UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,...

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4 March 2013

Parental Leave: What Does Your Employer Offer? [USA]

Author: Tara Siegel Bernard - Your Money, New York Times

It’s an astonishing fact, but the United States is the only country with an advanced economy that does not provide some sort of paid leave for new mothers. So we’ve decided to begin a progress report that will highlight paid parental leave policies at...

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16 November 2012

Human Rights Campaign Rates Top U.S. Companies for LGBT-Friendly Policies

Author: Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel [USA]

In a groundbreaking trend for corporate America, major companies are moving much faster than lawmakers in providing equal rights protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. “Businesses have laid a foundation of workplace...

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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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28 November 2011

Law firms as businesses: the responsibility to respect human rights

Author: John Sherman in Lawyers for Better Business

A recent op-ed in the New York Times by Joe Nocera described a law firm’s resistance to attesting to the validity of client mortgage documents on which it relied in court proceedings to foreclose on residential home mortgages. The firm subsequently...

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12 June 2011

Some lenders allegedly deny mortgages to women on maternity leave [USA]

Author: Kenneth R. Harney, Los Angeles Times

Two…legal actions by federal fair lending regulators suggest that the mortgage industry…may need to address the issue [of discrimination against women who are pregnant or on maternity leave]. In one case, a…physician settled a discrimination complaint...

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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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