Expecting the Worst: Circumstances Surrounding Pregnancy Discrimination at Work and Progress to Formal Redress
McDonald, Paula K., Dear, Kerriann , & Backstrom, Sandra E. (2008) Expecting the Worst: Circumstances Surrounding Pregnancy Discrimination at Work and Progress to Formal Redress. Industrial Relations Journal, 39(4), pp. 229-247.
This study explored the details of 318 cases of alleged workplace pregnancy discrimination reported to a community advocacy organisation in Australia. Circumstances surrounding pregnancy discrimination included derogatory comments about physical appearance, changed working conditions, denial of access to opportunities and less favourable work performance appraisals. Dismissal or constructive dismissal was often reported. The study also highlights the complexity and difficulty in navigating formal complaints processes and examines some of the outcomes for women who chose this course of action.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.|
|Keywords:||Pregnancy, Discrimination, Work, Women|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Blackwell Publishing|
|Deposited On:||13 Nov 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:43|
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