Racialised and gendered workplace discrimination: The case of skilled Filipina immigrants in Melbourne, Australia

Limpangog, C 2013, 'Racialised and gendered workplace discrimination: The case of skilled Filipina immigrants in Melbourne, Australia', Journal of Workplace rights, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 191-218.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Racialised and gendered workplace discrimination: The case of skilled Filipina immigrants in Melbourne, Australia
Author(s) Limpangog, C
Year 2013
Journal name Journal of Workplace rights
Volume number 17
Issue number 2
Start page 191
End page 218
Total pages 28
Publisher Baywood Publishing
Abstract This article shows how skilled immigrant Filipinas resist gender and racial prejudices in Australian workplaces. By activating their rights, they reassert their multiple identities as Filipina immigrants, Australian citizens, and skilled workers, although many agonise for a long time before seeking redress. Experiences of discrimination affect them in various ways, ranging from stalled career progression to negative effects on their self-esteem and psychological well-being. For many, workplace prejudices have made them more aware of their cultural difference from the majority population; but for others, their health and esteem have been so dented that they have resigned from their jobs. Looking through the lenses of gender, race, and class intersectionality, this article also explores the ramifications of the stigmatisation of Filipinas as mail-order brides in the workplace, and, to some extent, in Filipino immigrants' social circles.
Subject Gender Specific Studies
Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Keyword(s) intersectionality
workplace discrimination
Filipino migrants
gender
DOI - identifier 10.2190/WR.17.2.e
Copyright notice © 2013, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.
ISSN 1938-4998
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