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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1035304615571244
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Managerial attitudes: influences on workforce outcomes for working women with chronic illness

ERA Journal ID18342
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorWerth, Shalene
Journal TitleThe Economic and Labour Relations Review
Journal Citation26 (2), pp. 296-313
Number of Pages18
Year2015
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1035-3046
1838-2673
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1035304615571244
Web Address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1035304615571244
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

Keywordschronic illness, disability, disclosure, discrimination, diversity, employment security, reasonable accommodation, women, work, workforce participation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350503. Human resources management
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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