TITLE

Class Action Litigation Over International Human Rights Issues

AUTHOR(S)
Maatman Jr., Gerald L.
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Journal of Employment Discrimination Law;Winter2001, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the international human rights and corporate responsibility of multinational business enterprises. Corporate responsibility as a means of incorporating social and labor-related standards in business decision-making encompasses a number of areas. These include business ethics, sustainable business practices, governance and accountability, and community involvement. One area also having a significant impact on corporate behavior in recent times is international human rights. As the expectations upon multinational corporations in respecting human rights have increased, so too has the awareness of the potential risks and exposures for failing to develop and implement policies and practices to ensure compliance with international human rights. A multinational corporation's treatment of its workers throughout the world is a matter of increasing concern and focus--both internally within a company's own workforce and externally with other stakeholders and watchdog groups. In the new millennium, global implementation of personnel practices and business conduct policies is vitally important to employees, shareholders, institutional investors, consumers, and the media. Failures to adhere to international norms of human rights will subject multinational employers to class action litigation risks.
ACCESSION #
5317795

 

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