How Might Information Bolster Anti-Discrimination Laws to Promote More Family-Friendly Workplaces? Encouraging and Enabling Compliance
Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 547-565, 2014
22 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2016
Date Written: August 14, 2016
Anti-discrimination laws by themselves have proved ineffective at countering discrimination against women and workers with caring responsibilities. This paper recommends ways that anti-discrimination laws can be made more effective by combining them with tools of information such as guidance materials. It examines possible reasons for non-compliance and how different types of guidance materials could help address these compliance barriers. Ultimately however, to achieve equality organisations have to look within and produce local and contextual information about how discrimination manifests and can be addressed and this requires more than the provision of information by external agencies.
Keywords: Discrimination, Family, Gender Equality, Informational Regulation, Law
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K31, K36
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