Is Disability Disabling in All Workplaces? Workplace Disparities and Corporate Culture

Source: Lisa Schur, Douglas Kruse, Joseph Blasi, and Peter Blanck, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Volume 48 Issue 3, July 2009
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From the abstract:
Using nearly 30,000 employee surveys from fourteen companies, we find disability is linked to lower average pay, job security, training, and participation in decisions, and to more negative attitudes toward the job and company. Disability gaps in attitudes vary substantially, however, across companies and worksites, with no attitude gaps in worksites rated highly by all employees for fairness and responsiveness. The results indicate that corporate cultures that are responsive to the needs of all employees are especially beneficial for employees with disabilities.

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