Finding the assumptions in the law: Social analytic jurisprudence, disability, and aging workers

Richard L. Wiener, Stacie Nichols Keller

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Abstract

Analysis of the current state of research in disability and age discrimination in the workplace shows a field that is lacking in theoretical organization. The literature remains scattered and therefore lacking in solid conclusions about the presence or effect of discrimination in the workplace because of these factors. This discussion encourages the use of social analytic jurisprudence to guide future research in these areas and to serve better those who can use the research findings to effect change in the workplace. After reviewing recent changes in the law in areas of age and disability discrimination, the authors identify gaps in legal assumptions and recommend empirical research that would help replace these holes with knowledge about how people react to older and disabled workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDisability and Aging Discrimination
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives in Law and Psychology
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages1-33
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781441962928
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Wiener, R. L., & Keller, S. N. (2011). Finding the assumptions in the law: Social analytic jurisprudence, disability, and aging workers. In Disability and Aging Discrimination: Perspectives in Law and Psychology (pp. 1-33). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6293-5_1