A framework for investigating participant perceptions of unfair dismissal conciliation conferences

Southey, Kim (2012) A framework for investigating participant perceptions of unfair dismissal conciliation conferences. In: 26th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand: Reorganizing Work, 8-10 Feb 2012, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

Conciliation provides a beneficial service that ultimately protects the majority of the parties from the stressful events of arbitration. As a preparatory step to pursue what has been an under-researched area of industrial relations in Australia, this paper explores a conceptual framework that captures the perceptions of different facets at play in conciliation. The conciliation experience is analysed in terms of the power position of the parties, the mindset required for conciliation to be successful, the quality of the conciliation process, the merits of the case, the settlement demands, and the cost of being involved in conciliation. This framework is then tested against a pilot case. It is proposed this framework can be used in future investigations to consider the perspectives of any participant at the conciliation table.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 08:39
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 06:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: unfair dismissal, conciliation, industrial tribunal, Fair Work Australia
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21024

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