The disclosure of concealable stigmas: Analysis anchored in trust

Ben Capell, Shay S. Tzafrir, Simon L. Dolan

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Prior research on the disclosure of concealable stigmas 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 direct supervisors and their organization, and the disclosure decision. Trust is proposed to be embedded in intra and extra organizational context, both in terms of the legal framework and the HR policies and practices. On the basis of synthesis of the literature, the article extends previous research and reviews of diversity by providing systematic review and recommendations that can help promote diversity management efforts and ultimately contribute to employees’ well-being as well as positive organizational outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1121066
JournalCogent Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 31 Dec 2016

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  • concealable stigmas
  • disclosure
  • discrimination, human resources
  • trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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