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The Clare Burton Memorial Lecture 2007

Kensington, NSW • November 7, 2007

Women@UTS and the ATN Women’s Executive Development Program warmly invite you to: The Clare Burton Memorial Lecture 2007 Understandings of Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Limits and Poss...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST

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Women@UTS and the ATN Women’s Executive Development Program warmly invite you to:

The Clare Burton Memorial Lecture 2007

Understandings of Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Limits and Possibilities
In The Promise & The Price, Clare Burton recognised the critical role that workplace decision-making and culture play in the struggle for equal opportunity in women’s employment.

In this lecture, Dr Sara Charlesworth examines the effectiveness of Australian sex discrimination laws in the workplace, in particular, the contradictory ways in which sex discrimination is understood at an organisational level and the influence of policy and political context.

Drawing on sex discrimination complaints and on individual and organisational case studies, Charlesworth reveals how the framing of women’s disadvantage as ‘sex discrimination’ in the workplace can limit the scope for positive action and explores alternative pathways for reform in this important area.

Dr Sara Charlesworth is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR) at RMIT University. Her research interests include gender equality in employment, the workplace impact of industrial and anti-discrimination legislation and the intersection of work and family. Sara is currently working on a number of ARC funded projects and other consultancy research projects around pay equity, work & family balance, pregnancy discrimination and the impact of the WorkChoices changes.

RSVP Monday 5 November
Joanna Leonard 02 9514 1274
Joanna.Leonard@uts.edu.au

The Clare Burton Lecture is an annual event and honours the significant contribution made by the late Clare Burton to gender equity and organisational change in higher education and other areas. The lecture is proudly brought to you by the University of Technology Sydney on behalf of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN).



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