'But I can do the job': examining disability employment practice through human rights complaint cases

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Author: Darcy, Simon; Taylor, Tracy; Green, Jenny


Natural data on the Australian Human Rights Commission's website outlining the complaint cases generated from Disability Discrimination Act, 1992 (DDA) were used to examine the social construction of disability employment discrimination. Using a social model and human rights citizenship lens, some 987 complaint cases were analysed to assess the prevalence of disability discrimination in employment, and its relationship to the types of disability, gender, entity undertaking the actions and organisational context. Of all complaint cases across the Australian Human Rights Commission's...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disability; Employment; Governance; Equity; Management

Keywords: Discrimination; Disabled; Employers; Perception; Recruitment; Employment practice; Personnel management; Legal aspect; Human rights; Rights of the disabled

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal title: Disability and society

Journal volume: 31

Journal number: 9

Journal date: 2016

Pages: pp. 1242-1274

ISSN: 0968-7599, 1360-0508 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.211

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