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Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work (eBook)

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Edited by: Tessa Wright, Hazel Conley

ISBN13: 9781317125310
Published: May 2011
Publisher: Gower Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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Workplace discrimination is an experience that, despite four decades of equality legislation, continues to blight the lives of thousands every year. Discrimination persists on the protected grounds of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief and gender reassignment, as well as where no legal protection exists such as in relation to class background or migration status. The Handbook discusses recent changes in equality legislation as well as considering the limitations of legal frameworks in addressing inequality. However, complying with the law is only the first step towards addressing discrimination in the workplace, and the book goes beyond the law and provides evidence of good practice in addressing organisational culture change, as well as considering future directions for policy on equality action. "The Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work" looks at both social justice and business case perspectives, and its message is not a negative one. The contributors have considerable depth of understanding of workplace discrimination, both as academics and equality practitioners, their work has contributed to policy formation and all are committed to improving the lives of people at work. They offer insights into existing international developments and make suggestions for the ways in which positive change can be realised. Practitioners, such as Human Resources professionals and other managers involved in addressing equality at work, trade unionists, equality trainers, and academics concerned with researching or teaching in the areas of employment and equality will all find this book of interest. Furthermore, it will be of value to students in the fields of business and management, employment law, equality and diversity and human resource management.

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Employment Law, Discrimination Law, eBooks
Part 1 Legal Framework and the Limits of the Law: A right not to be discriminated against - the origins and evolution of discrimination law
The road to equality - legislating for change?
Dignity at work: the law's engagement with bullying and harassment in the workplace
The law relating to pregnancy and maternity leave.
Part 2 Discrimination(s) in the Workplace: Gender and Sexuality: Model employment? The challenges ahead for public sector employers and unions in tackling the gender pay gap
Pay inequality in manufacturing industry - the case of the printing industry
Career obstacles, discrimination and women's independent networks: evidence from the UK and Germany
Creating inclusive organizations: what do lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in the private sector think makes a difference?. Race, Migration and Religion: The racialized organization: the experience of Black managers
The role of trade unions in fighting racial discrimination
Migration and work: discrimination obligatory
Management handling of religion and belief in the workplace: challenges and solutions. Disability: Understanding workplace adjustments for disabled employees: the law and good practice
Mental health and discrimination: a short guide to being unreasonable. Age: Demographic change and implications for workforce ageing in Europe
Ageism, solicitors and female mature entrants: an awkward combination
The 'duty to consider': how employers are managing requests from employees to delay retirement.
Part 3 Equality - New Approaches: Measures to tackle disadvantage and discrimination in access to employment: the role of employers
'Eyes and ears' in the workplace - the developing role of equality reps
Strategies for equality - the Norwegian experience of the use of gender quotas in the private sector
Tackling gender segregation in the UK transport and construction sectors: recent initiatives and procurement strategies