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The brewer of beers such as Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch, is being sued by a former top executive for sex discrimination. According to the suit, the company encouraged a "frat party" corporate atmosphere, and maintained serious gender disparities in pay.
A number of construction firms, including Balfour Beatty, have been named by the information commissioner as having paid for information on blacklisted workers.
The government has said that it will introduce new laws to ban companies from using secret blacklists to avoid employing people that have been active with trade unions.
Airline BMI sacked an air stewardess who refused demands that, when out in public in Saudi Arabia, she should wear the long black abaya robe and walk behind male colleagues. The company said that this was to conform with the social expectations of the country.
40 major construction companies, including Taylor Woodrow, Laing O'Rourke and Balfour Beatty, bought secret information on workers to enable them to vet them before employing them, according to the information commissioner.
A new report shows that the number of women entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina is growing, in spite of significant challenges that they have to overcome and calls for a new dialogue between the government and women in business to address 'pervasive discrimination'.
An appeal to the US Supreme Court against a lawsuit accusing major international companies of aiding South Africa's previous apartheid system has fallen on a technicality, meaning that the case will now proceed.
Companies in Hong Kong are showing a significant change in work-life balance for workers over the last four years, according to a review carried out by CSR Asia.
L'Oreal has had charges of discrimination in its recruitment practices thrown out for insufficient evidence. The result comes amongst widespread unease about the attitudes prevalent in the French job market.
A report released by the Women and Work Commission has found that women in full-time work in the UK are still earning 17 percent less than their male counterparts.
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has labelled as 'disgraceful' the attempts by certain European companies to disassociate themselves from Denmark following the controversy over the satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published in a Danish newspaper.
The organisation Christian Voice has called on all Christians to boycott the Co-operative Bank, widely known in the UK for its ethical policy, after being told to close its account due to the group's 'homophobic views'.
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