A Safe Place for All: Social Dialogue and Workplace Harassment

Ria Deakin

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This chapter explores the potential for social dialogue to create and sustain safe and inclusive workplaces for all. It focuses on harassment associated with a social group or status characteristic such as sex and race and argues for the need for this to be addressed for not just legal and business reasons but also for moral ones. These moral reasons are grounded in the need to understand harassment as a social and collective problem, rather than an individual one. Positioning harassment in a social, rather than just interpersonal context, the chapter explores the potential and limits of bipartite social dialogue for setting and enforcing standards around harassment. There is a particular focus on the implications of privatizing and personalizing problems through the use of private mechanisms such as workplace mediation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShaping Inclusive Workplaces Through Social Dialogue
EditorsAlicia Arenas, Donatella Di Marco, Lourdes Munduate, Martin C. Euwema
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783319663937
ISBN (Print)9783319663920
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameIndustrial Relations & Conflict Management
ISSN (Print)2199-4544


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