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Publication date: 19 August 2016

Julie A. Kmec, C. Elizabeth Hirsh and Sheryl Skaggs

This study investigates how federal and state-level laws designed to reduce workplace sexual harassment relate to the content of sexual harassment training programs in a…

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This study investigates how federal and state-level laws designed to reduce workplace sexual harassment relate to the content of sexual harassment training programs in a sample of private U.S. companies. To gauge the effect of the law on the regulation of sexual harassment, we draw on unique data containing information on federal and state-level legal environments, formal discrimination charges filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and establishment-level sexual harassment training initiatives. State-level legal regulation of sexual harassment at work is linked to more elaborate sexual harassment training programs, even when federal legal regulations are not. Our findings underscore the importance of state-level legal regimes in the workplace regulation of gender-based rights and provide an example for future studies of work inequality and the law.

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Research in the Sociology of Work
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-405-1

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Publication date: 30 October 2004

Sheryl Skaggs and Nancy DiTomaso

In this paper, we develop a conceptual framework for understanding the impact of workforce diversity on labor market outcomes. We argue that to understand the impact of…

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In this paper, we develop a conceptual framework for understanding the impact of workforce diversity on labor market outcomes. We argue that to understand the impact of workforce diversity, we must consider the effects of power (the distribution of valued and scarce resources), status (the relationships among people and groups), and numbers (the compositional effects of the unit), whether in the work group, job, occupation, firm, or society. We then discuss the mechanisms that generate and reproduce these dimensions of inequality and explain how they contribute to everyday practices such as allocation decisions and evaluative processes and ultimately lead to sustained or durable inequality (e.g. labor force outcomes including attitudes, behaviors, and material and psychic rewards).

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Diversity in the Work Force
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ISBN: 978-0-76230-788-3

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Publication date: 19 August 2016

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Research in the Sociology of Work
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-405-1

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Publication date: 30 October 2004

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Diversity in the Work Force
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ISBN: 978-0-76230-788-3

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Publication date: 19 August 2016

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Research in the Sociology of Work
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-405-1

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Publication date: 30 October 2004

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Diversity in the Work Force
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ISBN: 978-0-76230-788-3

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Research in the Sociology of Work
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-405-1

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Publication date: 12 June 2017

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Emerging Conceptions of Work, Management and the Labor Market
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-459-0

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Publication date: 7 March 2016

Jane Hurst, Sarah Leberman and Margot Edwards

The purpose of this paper is to examine the intersections between the way women’s careers develop, the hierarchical relationships between women and the resulting…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the intersections between the way women’s careers develop, the hierarchical relationships between women and the resulting implications for gender equity in the workplace.

Design/methodology/approach

While a considerable body of research exists on gender in the workplace, the intersection between the way in which women ' s careers develop and the influence hierarchical relationships between women in the workplace have on that career development are under-researched. This paper examines existing relevant research, discusses the implications of these intersecting areas and raises areas for future academic research, as well as the development of organizational practice.

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The nature of the hierarchical relationships between women in the workplace is an important but under-researched factor when considering the career development of women. Delving into the experiences of women managers and employees, both good and bad, enables a deeper understanding of the role these relationships play in shaping the careers of women. From this, personal and organizational strategies can be developed that enhance workplace relationships and the career development of women.

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This paper encourages academics and practitioners to critically consider the connections between hierarchical workplace relationships and career development as part of organizational practice and further gender equity research.

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Gender in Management: An International Journal, vol. 31 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-2413

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