Work family conflict in the workplace: Manifestations and disputes

Charlesworth, S 2006, 'Work family conflict in the workplace: Manifestations and disputes', in 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road, Refereed Proceedings Of The 20th Conference Of The Association Of Industrial Relations Academics Of Australia And New Zealand, Adelaide, 1-3 February 2006, pp. 115-124.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Work family conflict in the workplace: Manifestations and disputes
Author(s) Charlesworth, S
Year 2006
Conference name 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road, 20th Conference Of The Association Of Industrial Relations Academics Of Australia And New Zealand
Conference location Adelaide
Conference dates 1-3 February 2006
Proceedings title 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road, Refereed Proceedings Of The 20th Conference Of The Association Of Industrial Relations Academics Of Australia And New Zealand
Publisher Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
Place of publication Adelaide
Start page 115
End page 124
Abstract Drawing on discrimination complaints lodged with the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission, the paper explores workplace manifestations of work/family conflict. I argue that the employee and employer understandings of such conflict are profoundly influenced by workplace norms and by the broader industrial context. Further, any outcomes of the complaint handing process in anti-discrimination fora are typically restricted to the individual complainant, without precedent value in the relevant industry or even in the particular workplace where the complaint arose. While the industrial relations jurisdiction has offered an alternative forum for work/family disputes, radical changes to Australia’s industrial relations system will see many such disputes pushed into anti-discrimination fora. The reduced power of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to arbitrate not only limits an alternative forum for work family complaints, but is also likely to influence understandings of work/family conflict both in the workplace and in the anti-discrimination jurisdiction.
Subjects Law and Society
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