Equality and Diversity

Module code: LM3507

This module seeks to explain inequality in the labour market in terms of competing socio-economic approaches. Despite extensive legislation for equal treatment and non-discrimination, labour markets throughout the world remain strongly segregated. More recently, the focus has shifted to 'Diversity Management' as the solution to the shortcomings of the legislative approach and the 'fatigue' of equal opportunities policies. The module asks 'why does inequality persist?' and 'what are the implications of these alternative approaches?' We will explore the implications of various approaches to promoting equality and diversity in organisations, the ways in which equality and diversity policies are put into practice and, taking the example of Europe, the social and legislative frameworks within which this takes place.