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Combatting disability discrimination: A comparison of France and Great Britain

Combatting disability discrimination: A comparison of France and Great Britain

Corby, Susan, William, Laura ORCID: 0000-0002-1985-7640 and Richard, Sarah (2018) Combatting disability discrimination: A comparison of France and Great Britain. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 25 (1). pp. 41-56. ISSN 0959-6801 (Print), 1461-7129 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0959680118759169)

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Abstract

This article examines disabled people’s employment in Great Britain and France. Although both countries have poor rates of employment for disabled people compared to non-disabled people, Great Britain’s disabled people’s employment rate is lower than France’s. Possible explanations include weak enforcement mechanisms in Great Britain, British judicial resistance, the lack of an institutional role for British trade unions resulting in an implementation gap and the proactive form of French law, a quota-levy scheme, which has no British parallel. The conclusions suggest which of these explanations are the most plausible and propose that Great Britain considers adopting some French provisions, thus tempering Britain’s voluntarist approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability, Employment rates, France, Great Britain, Implementation gap, Enforcement, Judicial resistance, Quota-levy, Trade unions
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 09:41
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 1
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18017

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