The Contributions of Organizational Justice Theory to Combating Discrimination

Abstract : After reviewing the concepts of organizational justice, we present Stone-Romero and Stone’s (2005) model linking these concepts to discrimination. We then review research showing the relevance of organizational justice concepts to understanding applicant reactions during the hiring process, and focus on research comparing minority and majority group reactions. We describe studies conducted in the United States as well as studies we conducted comparing individuals of North African origin to those of the French majority group. Our results indicate that the North African group generally has more negative perceptions of the fairness of selection procedures, that both groups have better perceptions when the selection procedures are explained to them, and that both groups prefer selection procedures where their ethnic origin is not salient.
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Dirk Steiner, Marilena Bertolino. The Contributions of Organizational Justice Theory to Combating Discrimination. Cahiers de l'URMIS, Unité de recherches « Migrations et société » Université Côte d'Azur, 2006, Discrimination : perspectives de la psychologie sociale et de la sociologie, 10-11, pp.9. ⟨hal-01515812⟩

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