Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on a research day on the theme of diversity, held at the Centre for Employment Studies Research – formerly the Employment Studies Research Unit at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Design/methodology/approach – The report is based upon observations, notes and discussions of the papers presented that represented work in progress on a range of diversity issues, specifically ethnicity, gender, age and disability. Findings – The presentations highlighted the mixed outcomes of anti‐discrimination legislation in the context of organisational objectives and practices and individual worker attitudes. Originality/value – This report brings together a number of important themes, highlighting and synthesising the complex relationship between anti‐discrimination legislation and the role of organisations and employees.
Equal Opportunities International – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 2, 2008
Keywords: Ethnic minorities; Gender; Disabilities; Age discrimination; Organizational structures; Legislation