Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Special Issue: Advancing Research on Selective Incivility toward Devalued Groups in Organizations

Recent news headlines and political discourse underscore the relevance and salience of incivility in our everyday lives and workplaces. Incivility seems to permeate our work lives, manifesting in experiences such as being ignored or disregarded, being excluded from professional opportunities, or having your judgement unfairly questioned over a matter for which you are responsible (Andersson & Pearson, 1999). Research over the past 20 or so years has started to document the prevalence, costs, and correlates of incivility, finding that targets suffer personally and professionally and that organizations face financial and productivity loses (for recent reviews see Cortina, Kabat-Farr, Magley & Nelson, 2017 and Schilpzand, De Pater, & Erez, 2016).

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