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School of Business and Management

School Research Seminar - Hosted by Professor Geraldine Healy

2 March 2016

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Venue: FB 4.04/4.08 (Lunch from 12:30pm in the kitchen)

Speaker name & affiliation

Professor Anne-Marie Greene, Professor of Employment Relations
Contemporary Research on Organisations, Work and Employment (CROWE) Group, Department of HRM, Faculty of Business and Law | De Montfort University

Seminar title

The place of God in the employment relationship: Calling, career and women’s status: The case of clergywomen in the Methodist and Anglican Churches.


The work of clergywomen in the Anglican and Methodist Churches is characterised by sex discrimination at the same time as satisfaction with their work and the need to follow their calling regardless of the difficulties. Through an analysis of conventional employment practices such as recruitment and performance review within the Churches, significance of having God as a party to the employment relationship is considered highlighting the importance of religious calling and the requirement for ‘sacrifice’ on ability to endure their work and to challenge discriminatory treatment.

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