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Discrimination Laundering

The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law

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While discrimination in the workplace is often perceived to be undertaken at the hands of individual or 'rogue' employees acting against the better interest of their employers, the truth is often the opposite: organizations are inciting discrimination through the work environments that they create. Worse, the law increasingly ignores this reality and exacerbates the problem. In this groundbreaking book, Tristin K. Green describes the process of discrimination laundering, showing how judges are changing the law to protect employers, and why. By bringing organizations back into the discussion of discrimination, with real-world stories and extensive social-science research, Green shows how organizational and legal efforts to minimize discrimination - usually by policing individuals over broader organizational change - are taking us in the wrong direction, and how the law could do better, by creating incentives for organizational efforts that are likely to minimize discrimination, instead of inciting it.

Product code: 9781316506998

ISBN 9781316506998
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H227xW152xS12
No. Of Pages 207
Publisher Cambridge University Press
This book explains how discrimination operates, shows how and why recent changes in the law are incentivizing the wrong organizational efforts, and proposes a way forward. The book will appeal to readers interested in race and gender, discrimination and inequality, civil rights, organizational responsibility, and business efforts to manage diversity.