Non-Disclosure and Hidden Discrimination in Higher Education

Strebler M, O'Regan S | Report 424 | Institute for Employment Studies | Sep 2005

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Despite much progress in higher education institutions in putting equal opportunities policies into place and various employer and government-led initiatives in the higher education sector, there is clear evidence that inequality continues to exist in the sector's workforce.

Findings from an anonymised survey of staff working in ten higher education institutions explore patterns of non-disclosure, show how staff attitudes to working in HE vary by personal demographics and occupation, and demonstrate why harassment is an issue that needs urgent attention.

This report provides an in-depth view of the findings from the second project in the Higher Education Funding Council's equal opportunities research programme.