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“Older” hotel employees’ perceptions of workplace equality in the UK and Ireland

Jenkins, Andrew Kevin (2009) “Older” hotel employees’ perceptions of workplace equality in the UK and Ireland. In: 18th CHME Annual Hospitality Research Conference, 13-15 May 2009, University of Brighton. (Unpublished)

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The population of Europe is ageing. This has repercussions for the hotel industry which has traditionally relied on “younger” workers. Research has demonstrated that more people suffer from age discrimination than any other form of discrimination. Yet, despite a growth of literature concerning workplace equality for “older” people in recent years, there remains a dearth of research into workplace equality in hotels concerning “older” employees. This article attempts to address this gap in knowledge by discussing the views of “older” workers in hotels. This paper will outline the rationale for the study, examine theories of workplace equality, discuss population ageing and its impact on employment and present findings from interviews with “older” hotel workers in the UK and Ireland concerning workplace equality. The paper will conclude by relating theories on workplace equality to the findings of interviews with “older” hotel employees and will give recommendations for further research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Awarded best paper
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 16:25
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2015 19:54


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