Het falende veld van ondersteuning bij ongelijke behandeling

Marieke van Genugten, Jörgen S. Svensson

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Abstract

There are many different ways in which employees may choose to address unequal treatment at work. They may do so themselves, in an informal or formal manner on the work floor. They may also, at some stage in the dispute, decide to involve specialized advisers such as legal advisers, anti-discrimination officers, health and safety executives and labour unions. It is generally assumed that consulting such specialized advisers will help the employee to address unequal treatment more successfully. In this paper, the effectiveness of the interorganizational field of specialized advisers is analyzed on the basis of an elaborate study among different types of respondents. The main finding is that fear of retaliation plays a crucial role in seeking and receiving specialized advice and that the existing interorganizational field broadly fails to cope with this fear. To resolve this issue, the field needs an improved governance structure with better co-ordination between different types of advisers
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)199-215
Number of pages17
JournalB en M: tijdschrift voor beleid, politiek en maatschappij
Volume38
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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