Unfair dismissals in Australia: does arbitration help employees?

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dc.contributor.author Chelliah, John en_US
dc.contributor.author D'Netto, Brian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:38:03Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:38:03Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004602 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Chelliah John and D'Netto Brian 2006, 'Unfair dismissals in Australia: does arbitration help employees?', Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 483-495. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0142-5455 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5402
dc.description.abstract Purpose ? To determine the factors associated with arbitration awards in unfair dismissal complaints under Australian federal legislation and to assess whether employees benefit from arbitration. Design/methodology/approach ? This research involves an empirical analysis of 342 decisions in 17 industries by arbitrators in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission over the four year period 1997-2000. Logistic and ordinary least squares regression are used to analyse the data. Findings ? The findings of this study indicate that 50.6 per cent of arbitration decisions were in favour of employees and only 10.8 per cent of complainants were reinstated. Independent variables which are significantly associated with each of the three dependent variables are identified. Research implications/limitations ? The results of this study enable researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the arbitration process and recognise independent variables that are associated with the arbitrator's decision in unfair dismissal cases. en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01425450610683672 en_US
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/research/handle/10453/5402). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
dc.title Unfair dismissals in Australia: does arbitration help employees? en_US
dc.parent Employee Relations: the international journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 28 en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Bradford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 483 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 495 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150305 en_US
dc.personcode 040566 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028391 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Human Resources Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords arbitration; Australia; dismissal; employees; industrial relations en_US


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