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Gower Handbook Of Discrimination At Work

Author : Hazel Conley
ISBN : 9781317125327
Genre : Law
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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 promoting 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.
Category: Law

Sexual Orientation At Work

Author : Fiona Colgan
ISBN : 9781136278556
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 47.69 MB
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Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives brings together contemporary international research on sexual orientation and draws out its implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and heterosexual employees and managers. It provides new empirical and theoretical insights into sexual orientation employment discrimination and equality work in countries such as South Africa, Turkey, Australia, Austria, Canada, US and the UK. This book is novel in its focus on how sexual orientation intersects with other aspects of difference such as age, class, ethnicity and disability. It adopts new theoretical perspectives (e.g. queer theory) to analyze the rise of new ‘gay-friendly’ organizations, and examines important methodological issues in collecting socio-economic data about sexual minorities. Providing an accessible account of key issues and perspectives on sexual orientation in the workplace, Sexual Orientation at Work caters to a wide range of readers across business, feminist, and LGBT/Queer Studies fields.
Category: Business & Economics

Schutz Vor Diskriminierung Im Besch Ftigungsverh Ltnis In Gro Britannien Equality Act 2010

Author : Verena Guttenberg
ISBN : 9783831644148
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Die Bekämpfung von Ungleichbehandlungen und Benachteiligungen ist ein fundamentaler Wert, eine der Grundfesten der Demokratie und einer der Eckpfeiler des Zusammenlebens in der modernen, multikulturellen Gesellschaft. Dies gilt in besonderer Weise für die vulnerable Rechtsbeziehung der privaten Beschäftigungsverhältnisse. In Großbritannien wurden die entsprechenden beschäftigungsbezogenen Schutzmechanismen mit dem „Equality Act 2010“ vor verhältnismäßig kurzer Zeit auf eine neue Grundlage gestellt. Zum ersten Mal seit nunmehr beinahe 50 Jahren ist das im europäischen Vergleich teils sehr fortschrittliche und wegweisende britische Diskriminierungsschutzrecht in Gestalt von bisher neun bedeutenden Rechtsakten sowie rund 100 Rechtsverordnungen in einem einzigen einheitlichen Gleichstellungsgesetz zusammengeführt. Die vorliegende Arbeit erschließt dieses neue Gesetz für den deutschen Rechtsanwender und zeigt die wesentlichen Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten zum deutschen Recht und insbesondere dem Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz auf.

Gender Equality In Public Services

Author : Hazel Conley
ISBN : 9781136236877
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 62.98 MB
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The provision of state funded and democratically accountable care services represents one of the most potentially transformative advances in gendered social relations and equality for women by ‘defamilizing’ care and providing paid work. But the cost of providing these services, which women have access to them and how they should be provided are always at the forefront of debate, especially during economic crises. Socially funded and publicly accountable care services are therefore a key site of feminist activity, but also the frontline for spending cuts and 'reform' during times of austerity. Gender Equality in Public Services analyses how gender equality work in British public services is changing in response to factors including: equality legislation; the erosion of local democracy, privatisation of public services and new forms of feminist activism and leadership. It also assesses the challenges and opportunities for promoting women’s equality in producing and using public services. Impacting upon developed and developing economies, the arguments in this challenging book explore the potential of equality and feminist activism and leadership for radical and transformational change. It will appeal to advanced students, researchers and practitioners interested in social policy, feminist organization theory, equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming practice.
Category: Business & Economics

Gower Handbook Of Training And Development

Author : John Prior
ISBN : IND:30000050289960
Genre : Employees
File Size : 50.39 MB
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"This Gower Handbook, published in association with the Institute of Training and Development, first appeared in 1991 and quickly established itself as a standard work. For this new edition the text has been completely revised to reflect recent developments and new chapters have been added on cultural diversity, learning styles and choosing resources. The Handbook now contains contributions from no fewer than fortynine experienced professionals, all expert in their chosen subject." "For anyone involved in training and development, whether in business or the public sector, the Handbook represents an unrivalled resource."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Employees

The Gender Pay Gap And Social Partnership In Europe

Author : Hazel Conley
ISBN : 1138738506
Genre : Equal pay for equal work
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The gender pay gap (GPG) exists in every European country, but it varies considerably, even in EU member states covered by the same legal principles on pay equality. Part of the variation can be explained by different patterns of social partnership. With current policy pressure to de-centralise collective bargaining and increase the percentage of pay linked to productivity, what role can social partnership play in tackling the GPG? Reporting on the findings of the European Commission funded research project "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap," this book uses an interdisciplinary analysis involving legal, economic, and sociological expertise, to explore the role of social partnership in GPG in Italy, Poland and the UK. Selected on the basis of their contrasting profiles in terms of legal regulation, industrial relations, systems of collective bargaining, coverage of collective agreements, and differing rates of the GPG, the in-depth study provides important insights into the main issues underlying the problem of reducing the gender pay gap which have led to guidelines in the negotiation of arrangements on GPG-related issues. Based on a unique comparative, interdisciplinary and action-oriented esearch project, it will be of great interest to all researchers and advanced students with an interest in women's representation in the workforce and the gender pay gap, as well as practitioners and policy makers in organisations such as trade unions and employers' associations.
Category: Equal pay for equal work

A Handbook Of Corporate Governance And Social Responsibility

Author : Professor Güler Aras
ISBN : 9781409459910
Genre : Law
File Size : 78.99 MB
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Written by experts from all over the world, A Handbook of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility is the most authoritative single-volume guide to the relationship between good governance and social responsibility and the reality of managing both. In addition to the theory and practice of governance and CSR, the book includes case studies from large and small organizations and NGOs.
Category: Law