EEO and the Fair Go Workplace: The Australian Experience

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Title EEO and the Fair Go Workplace: The Australian Experience
Author Strachan, Glenda Jean; Burgess, John; Henderson, Lindy
Publication Title Challenges of Organizations in Global Markets
Editor Mark Easterby-Smith; Mari Sako
Year Published 2005
Place of publication London
Publisher British Academy of Management
Abstract What has been the impact of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for women? It is nearly twenty years since affirmative action and anti-discrimination legislation addressed the disadvantaged position of women in the Australian labour market. During that time there has been an apparent shift in focus from addressing disadvantaged social groups toward recognising and responding to individual differences and needs. This paper examines the reasons why a selection of 'best practice' organisations say that they engage in EEO policies and practices. While the case for fairness and equal access, and the need for individuals to be protected from discrimination are used by some organisations, the business case is privileged. Publicly available reports together with confidential interviews with HR (HR) managers in a small number of organisations provide data to examine the way EEO is practiced in these organisations.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 British Academy of Management (BAM). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to publisher's website.
ISBN 0 9549608 1 5
Conference name British Academy of Management Annual Conference
Location Oxford, UK
Date From 2005-09-13
Date To 2005-09-15
Date Accessioned 2006-02-27
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Human Resources Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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