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Diversities in an organisational context

Susan Durbin (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)
Lin Lovell (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)
Janet Winters (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 2 May 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to report on a research day on the theme of diversity, held at the Centre for Employment Studies Research – formerly the Employment Studies Research Unit at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Design/methodology/approach

The report is based upon observations, notes and discussions of the papers presented that represented work in progress on a range of diversity issues, specifically ethnicity, gender, age and disability.

Findings

The presentations highlighted the mixed outcomes of anti‐discrimination legislation in the context of organisational objectives and practices and individual worker attitudes.

Originality/value

This report brings together a number of important themes, highlighting and synthesising the complex relationship between anti‐discrimination legislation and the role of organisations and employees.

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Citation

Durbin, S., Lovell, L. and Winters, J. (2008), "Diversities in an organisational context", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 396-400. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610150810874340

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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