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Fairness or Justice

Fairness is inseparable from what most people think of as “justice”.  A company that is just is, among other things, equitable, fair, impartial, and unbiased in how it does things. With respect to employee relations, experts generally define organizational justice in terms of at least two components- distributive justice and procedural justice.

  • Distributive justice refers to the fairness and justice of the decision’s result (for instance, did I get an equitable pay raise?)
  • Procedural justice refers to the fairness of the process (for instance, is the process my company uses to allocate merit raises fair?).
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