Employment and Employee Rights / Edition 1

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Employment and Employee Rights addresses the issue of rights in the workplace. Although much of the literature in this field focuses on employee rights, this volume considers the issue from the perspective of both employees and employers.

  • Considers the rights of both employees and employers.
  • Discusses the moral and legal landscape and traditional assumptions about right in employment.
  • Investigates arguments for guaranteeing rights, particularly for employees, which are derived from relational, developmental, and economic bases.
  • Explores new dimensions of employment including a model that incorporates growing workplace diversity, builds upon our understanding of the legal landscape, and expands upon our justifications for recognizing and protecting rights.
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"The authors challenge us to re-examine our understandings of employment. They bring a broad historical awareness to their distinctive theoretical reflections on topics such as due process, job insecurity, meaningful work, and the changing nature of employment. Readers with a practical bent should be convinced by their analysis of progressive employment practices as ‘economic value added.’ For the more philosophically inclined, they provide, at the outset, a clear and thoughtful analysis of the foundations of moral rights – an unusual element in texts on business ethics." John McCall, Saint Joseph's University

"This is the latest and last word on employee rights. It’s everything you wanted to know about employee rights, and it’s a very practical, hands-on, business-oriented book. Every manager will benefit from reading it. Every human resources manager simply must read it." R. Edward Freeman, University of Virginia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631214281
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/7/2003
  • Series: Foundations of Business Ethics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 3.94 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia H. Werhane is the Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics in the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. She is the founding editor and former editor-in-chief of Business Ethics Quarterly. She has written or edited 15 books including Moral Imagination and Management Decision-Making (1999).

Tara J. Radin is Assistant Professor of Management and General Business at the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. Her research areas include employment, technology, and stakeholder theory, and she has been published in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly and Journal of Business Ethics.

Norman E. Bowie is Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of 14 books and over 70 articles on business ethics and political philosophy. He was a fellow in the Program in Ethics and Professions at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Preface And Acknowledgements.


Part I: Rights Employee Rights and Employment at Will:.

1. Employment, Moral Rights And Mental Models.

2. The Public/Private Distinction And Its Influence On Employment Practices.

3. Employment-At-Will: History, Evolution, And Current Applications.

4. The Employee’s Voice: Due Process, Whistleblowing, And Workplace Democracy.

Part II: New Models of Employment and Employability:.

5. Employee Accountability And The Limits Of Role Responsibilities.

6. Meaningful Work And The Development Of Employment Relationships.

7. Employment Practices As Economic Value Added (Written With Norman Bowie).

Part III: The Evolving Workplace:.

8. Diversity, Affirmative Action, And Equity In Employment Practices.

9. Future Directions For Employment.


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