Examining the Relationship Between Discrimination and Disengagement

  • Sarah Pass
Part of the Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma book series (PAEWS)


The MacLeod Review (2009) propelled the concept of employee engagement into the consciousness of organisations globally. Findings from the review highlighted the positive links between employee engagement and organisational outcomes. The review also emphasised the high number of disengaged employees working in the UK. Although the issue of disengagement is clearly a significant problem, we know little about what factors lead to disengagement. Exploring this issue, the chapter examines the literature on disengagement and perceptions of discrimination and incivility, and considers the role the line manager plays in this equation.


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  • Sarah Pass
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  1. 1.Department of Human Resource ManagementNottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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