Labor Rights

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How human rights diplomacy turns into real change

“Human rights” can sound like an abstraction, but the work governments do to protect human rights can make the difference between life and death.
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What Labor Day means in America

Honoring workers and the progress on workers' rights, Labor Day has a long history. See how Americans celebrate this holiday.
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What is the world doing to end modern slavery?

The 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report ranks 188 countries, including the United States, on their effectiveness in combating human trafficking.

Even small companies can make a big difference

When it comes to making a difference, companies don’t have to be huge. Small companies found success helping workers and communities build better lives.

These companies focus on rights to find success

Smart companies emphasize diversity, inclusion, transparency and community engagement in the workplace. This promotes human rights and is good for business.

In the U.S., employers must respect their employees’ faith

The U.S. Constitution protects the right to freely practice religion. But what happens if a person's faith conflicts with work responsibilities?

Protect your bottom line, protect all your employees

If you want to be successful in business, you have to provide equal opportunity. How LGBTI anti-discrimination policies increase productivity and morale.

In United States, religious practices can’t factor into hiring decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Abercrombie & Fitch’s failure to accommodate a Muslim woman's hijab headscarf violated her right to freedom of religion.

Unsafe working conditions take lives, harm global economy

Safety and health at work is a basic human right; however, job-related injuries and sickness kill more than 2.3 million people annually.