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21 July 2016

USA: Wal-Mart settles gender discrimination claim; another complaint filed by new plaintiffs

Author: Kevin McGowan, Bloomberg BNA

“Wal-Mart Settles Sex Bias Claims, but Class Action Refiled”, 19 Jul 2016...

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19 July 2016

Spain: Labour union LAB alleges Volkswagen discriminates in employment & labour relations

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Story
18 July 2016
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En protestas a lo largo de las últimas semanas de junio, trabajadores y trabajadoras de Navarra protestaron por supuesta discriminación sindical de parte de Volkswagen. El Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos (CIEDH) invitó a...

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Company response
14 July 2016
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Author: Volkswagen

Die Gewerkschaft LAB (Langile Abertzaleen Bartzordeak) mit baskischem Ursprung hat in unserem Betriebsrat 4 von 19 Sitzen und ist entsprechend repräsentiert in allen Ausschüssen des Betriebsrates, wo auch über Beschäftigungsfragen nach hiesigem Recht...

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Company response
14 July 2016

Response by Volkswagen

Author: Volkswagen

The union LAB (Langile Abertzaleen Bartzordeak) with Basque origin inhibits for 4 out of 19 seats in our worker’s council and is hence represented in all committees of the council, where we inform about matters of employment based on local law....

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Article
13 July 2016

Why brands in India and Europe need to foster social integration

Author: Sonya Misquitta, Afaqs

The issues facing Europe at this point in its history mirror the issues that India has and continues to face. Intolerance is rising...Here are five lessons on what marketers can do better...Amid rising polarisation in society, brands need to promote...

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7 July 2016

USA: Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson sues CEO, alleging sexual harassment

Author: Madeline Berg, Forbes (USA)

"Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Sued For Sexual Harassment By Former Host Gretchen Carlson", 6 July 2016...

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Article
1 July 2016

Australia: Law firms increase number of women in equity partner positions, study finds

Author: Chris Merritt, Australian

"Firms push ahead with female equity partnerships", 1 Jul 2016...

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Article
27 June 2016

India: Industry body Assocham promotes gender parity as women workforce falls

Author: Indo Asian News Service

A top industry body on Monday called for the creation of more jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities for women as the female labour force participation (FLFP) rate in India fell 10 per cent in the last decade....“Though there was a spurt in the...

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27 June 2016

Brexit means little for the rights of UK workers

Author: Sarah O'Connor, Financial Times (UK)

Britain’s…referendum over its EU membership has turned into a battle of the myth-busters…[T]he EU is not responsible for as many employment rights as you might think. The UK implemented the Equal Pay Act in 1970, before it even joined the EU. It...

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