Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

As in Indiana and Arkansas, corporate America now wields clout on social issues

The controversy over the state’s religious rights measure signed into law last week has been striking for the parade of well-known businesses that not only joined in the opposition to … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Emails Show Conflict Behind ExxonMobil’s Discrimination Policy Case

A vice president of ExxonMobil has lashed out at the head of an LGBT workplace rights organization that called the global oil company “the most antigay corporation in America” because … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Apple’s Gay CEO Fills Role Model Void for LGBT Employees

Cook is the first CEO of an S&P 500 company to come out in public. It’s a watershed moment for the gay community, which still lacks protections against workplace discrimination … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s more fair than fairness at work?

In 2011, the Williams Institute, an LGBT-focused think tank at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, published a comprehensive report examining employment discrimination. It found “widespread … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Senate Approves Ban On Gay Bias at Work

The Senate passed legislation Thursday banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers, nearly two decades after a push for such protection began in Congress. Supporters hailed Thursday’s … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Barilla Pasta Announces ‘Diversity And Inclusion’ Campaign Following Gay Backlash

“Diversity, inclusion and equality have long been grounded in Barilla’s culture, values and code of conduct. They are reflected in our policies and the benefits we provide to all employees, … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

CFB Edmonton 1st base to raise gay-pride flag

The rainbow flag, a symbol for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, was raised near the base headquarters building. It will remain in place for one week to coincide with … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

NBA’s Jason Collins comes out as gay

It’s the biggest move of his career and it’s off the court. Jason Collins, who played with the NBA’s Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

NHL partners with advocacy group to stamp out homophobia

The New York-based league will partner with You Can Play to provide formal anti-homophobia training for all incoming players. The team and the players’ union will also work to build … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · Leave a comment


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