Explaining Sexual Minorities’ Disclosure: Analysis Anchored on Trust Embedded in Legal & HR Practices Configuration

28 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2013 Last revised: 21 Oct 2013

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Ben Capell

ESADE Future of Work Chair, Ramon Llull University.

Simon L. Dolan

ESADE Business School

Shay S. Tzafrir

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management

Date Written: October 15, 2013

Abstract

Prior research on the disclosure decisions of sexual minorities at work has mostly overlooked the moderating and mediating role of employees’ trust in their supervisor and organization at large. The absence of trust from this field of study limits organizational efforts to foster inclusion at work. Thus, this paper presents a framework for examining the multiple linkages between employees’ trust in their organization hierarchies and the disclosure decision. Trust is proposed to be embedded in work and non-work context both in terms of the legal framework and the HR policies and practices. The paper concludes with recommendations that can help promote diversity management efforts and ultimately contribute to employees’ wellbeing and to positive organizational outcomes.

Keywords: Trust, LGBT, Human Resources, Identity

JEL Classification: J29

Suggested Citation

Capell, Ben and Dolan, Simon L. and Tzafrir, Shay S., Explaining Sexual Minorities’ Disclosure: Analysis Anchored on Trust Embedded in Legal & HR Practices Configuration (October 15, 2013). ESADE Business School Research Paper No. 249. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2340444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2340444

Ben Capell (Contact Author)

ESADE Future of Work Chair, Ramon Llull University. ( email )

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Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Simon L. Dolan

ESADE Business School ( email )

Av. de Pedralbes 60-62
Barcelona, 08034
Spain
934952052 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.simondolan.com

Shay S. Tzafrir

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management

Haifa 32000
Israel

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