“Refers to the resentment among some employees regarding unequal access to and use of family friendly benefits.” (Grandey & Cordeiro)
“[C]hildless workers who do not get to use family-friendly benefits may be resentful.” (Gonzales, Clarke, & O’Dell, 1998).
As defined by Grandey & Cordeiro in Family-Friendly Policies and Organizational Justice, a Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia entry. Retrieved from the Sloan Work and Family Research Network website: http://wfnetwork.bc.edu/encyclopedia_template.php?id=231.
Rothausen, T. J., Gonzales, J. A., Clarke, N. E., & O'Dell, L. L. (1998). Family-friendly backlash—Fact or fiction? The case of organizations' on-site child care centers. Personnel Psychology, 51, 685-705.