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The influence of collective employment relations on work accommodation: case studies in Estonia, Hungary and Poland

Masso, Mart, Foster, Deborah ORCID:, Osila, Liina, Babel, Balazs, Czarzasty, Jan, Kiss, Ambrus, Kozariek, Malgorzata and Owczarek, Dominik 2019. The influence of collective employment relations on work accommodation: case studies in Estonia, Hungary and Poland. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research 25 (4) , pp. 451-464. 10.1177/1024258919828597

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Work accommodations are generally understood to refer to individual solutions for older and disabled employees that have been tailored to their specific situation within a workplace. This article, however, argues that there is potential for collective employment relations to motivate and enable social partners to develop a role in implementing reasonable accommodations and supporting older and disabled employees in the labour market. Focusing on industrial relations and work accommodation systems in Estonia, Poland and Hungary, the potential role that social partners could play in creating more inclusive workplaces is explored. This is done by reference to the findings from an action research project that brought together social partners to discuss ways in which practices in providing work accommodations could help better to integrate underutilised sources of labour in these three countries. The industrial relations regimes in the three countries have potentially enabling characteristics that could facilitate work accommodations. Current knowledge of the work accommodation process and the integration of this issue into the collective employment relations agenda, however, needs further improvement.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1024-2589
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 November 2018
Date of Acceptance: 24 October 2018
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 15:49

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