Managerial attitudes: influences on workforce outcomes for working women with chronic illness

Werth, Shalene (2015) Managerial attitudes: influences on workforce outcomes for working women with chronic illness. The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 26 (2). pp. 296-313. ISSN 1035-3046

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Abstract

Individual managers may make judgements and decisions which reflect social expectations rather than organisational policy. Society generally requires that individuals with an
illness take leave from their work, seek medical assistance and return when they are well. This is not possible for individuals with chronic illness. By its nature, chronic illness has no cure. Individuals who are diagnosed with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis,diabetes or inflammatory bowel disease and who also undertake paid employment may need to disclose their illness and seek some form of accommodation in their workplace. Understanding attitudes of managers plays a significant role in the success of managing work and chronic illness. This article examines the working experiences of women with chronic illness where the attitudes of managers were less understanding


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 01:16
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 04:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic illness, disability, disclosure, discrimination, diversity, employment security, reasonable accommodation, women, work, workforce participation
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1035304615571244
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28214

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