Legislative protection from discrimination in access to employer-provided training

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This article provides an analysis of laws across all 193 United Nations countries that protect workers from discrimination in access to employer-provided training. We assessed the overall level of protection and the characteristics most commonly protected, as well as the extent of variation across geographic regions and country income. Overall, 60 per cent of countries were found to offer specific protections from discrimination in access to training for at least one of the seven protected characteristics, which was significantly less than the percentage of countries offering protections...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Workforce development; Governance

Keywords: Analysis; Law; Regulation; Access to education and training; Equal opportunity; Workplace education and training; Professional development; Training within industry; Staff development; Discrimination

Published: Oxford, England: John Wiley and Sons, 2019

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Journal volume: 23

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2019

Pages: pp. 276-290

ISSN: 1360-3736, 1468-2419 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 139.238

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