Discrimination Across the Sectors: A Comparison of Discrimination Trends in Private and Public Organizations

Source: Megan Leasher, Corey Miller, Public Personnel Management, Volume 41 No. 2, Summer 2012
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Difference and similarities between public and private sector organizations have been hypothesized and researched for several decades. This study investigated the differences in claims of employment discrimination reported for employees within the private and public sectors. A longitudinal database of statewide discrimination claims was analyzed to determine if differences in employment discrimination patterns or levels exist between the sectors. Theoretical and practical implications are presented in addition to propositions for future research.

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