Is disability disabling in all workplaces? Workplace disparities and corporate culture

Lisa Schur, Douglas Kruse, Joseph Blasi, Peter Blanck

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-410
Number of pages30
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Is disability disabling in all workplaces? Workplace disparities and corporate culture. / Schur, Lisa; Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph; Blanck, Peter.

In: Industrial Relations, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2009, p. 381-410.

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Schur, Lisa ; Kruse, Douglas ; Blasi, Joseph ; Blanck, Peter. / Is disability disabling in all workplaces? Workplace disparities and corporate culture. In: Industrial Relations. 2009 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 381-410.
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