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Organisational Behaviour For Dummies by Lynn Holdsworth, Sheena Johnson, Cary L. Cooper

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Chapter 11

Ensuring Fairness at Work

In This Chapter

arrow Knowing how unfairness affects employees and organisations

arrow Playing fair in the selection process

arrow Stamping out bullying and discrimination

arrow Considering fairness in retirement

Organisational behaviour and work psychology have contributed enormously to the understanding of how important it is to people that they believe they’re being treated fairly at work. Why is fairness so important? Well, if you’ve ever been badly treated at work, remember how that made you feel and how you wanted to react. Perhaps you wanted to get even with your boss after he was rude to you, or you’ve even left a job because you weren’t treated well.

In this chapter, we talk about some of the likely responses people have to unfair treatment in the workplace and the impact that these responses have on organisations.

Unfairness can be born of discrimination, and discrimination can lead to bullying – two subjects we explore in detail in this chapter. We also cover the importance of fairness in selection, the benefits of building a diverse organisation, and how ...

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