Abstract and Keywords
The development of workplace technology has tended to reflect the interests of employers in promoting profitability, whereas worker concerns have been acknowledged in legislation that restricts the most egregious of employer practices. This chapter explores that history and the current legal and regulatory framework, which is explicable with reference to resistance. However, it is suggested that we could also view technology in the workplace as potentially enabling of workers, enhancing their capabilities in overcoming disability, building voice, and accessing learning opportunities. Extending the agenda for regulation in this way has the potential to offer a more positive picture of possibilities in relation to technology in the workplace and more could yet be done to realize these.
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