Bullying and harassment in the british rail sector: an intersectional analysis

Conley, Hazel, Ahamed, M. Mostak and Wright, Tessa (2022) Bullying and harassment in the british rail sector: an intersectional analysis. In: Wright, Tessa, Budd, Lucy and Ison, Stephen (eds.) Women, Work and Transport: (Transport and Sustainability). Transport and Sustainability, 16 . Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 139-154. ISBN 9781800716704

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Abstract

The focus of this chapter is intersectional bullying and harassment in the rail sector in Britain, where the workforce is male-dominated, gender-segregated and ethnically diverse. There have been significant gender and race equality issues in the sector that have resulted in a number of high profile legal cases. The authors draw on data from a trade union survey of members (Transport and Salaried Staffs Association) focusing on their experiences achieving equality at work. The survey received 1,054 useable responses. The authors have used both additive and multiplicative data analysis methods to capture the methodological debates concerning intersectional analysis. The analyses provided some varied responses, depending on the methods used, but an enduring factor was that older, ethnic minority women were the group who were most likely to feelthat they had suffered bullying and harassment. The authors discuss these findings in relation to the limited legal interventions for intersectional bullying and harassment. The authors argue that employers and trade unions must develop proactive institutional responses to mitigate its damaging consequences.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Bullying and harassment, rail sector, intersectionality, trade unions, ethnicity, disability
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Accounting and Finance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Depositing User: M. Mostak Ahamed
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 10:47
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 15:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/107788

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