Employment equality agendas : a comparative study Of Canada, Ireland and Australia



Saha, S and O'Donnell, D and Mensik, S and Garavan, T and Taggar, S and McGuire, David (2002) Employment equality agendas : a comparative study Of Canada, Ireland and Australia. In: 6th ANZAM/IFSAM World Congress, Management in the Global Context: Prospects for the 21st Century, 10th - 13th July 2002, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper reviews legislation with respect to employment equity (EE) in three countries: Canada, Ireland, and Australia. These countries were chosen for a comparative study because of perceived similarities in political, socio-economic and cultural values. The paper reviews specifics of recent EE legislation in Canada, Ireland and Australia and then attempts to review the potency and significance of such legislation. Some findings from a survey of managers in Australia, Canada and Ireland reveal some managerial attitudes in these countries toward EE, and how these managers would actually make a decision about male versus female hiring. The tentative conclusion reached is that much remains to be achieved in all three countries in furthering equality agendas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: employment equality legislation; affirmative action; managerial attitudes
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2009 15:02
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:55
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/299

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