ABSTRACT

Justice in the employment relationship is seldom a matter between a worker and the employer alone. Coworkers are the third side in the triangle of workplace justice.2 I-deals can disturb the relationships coworkers have with their employer and the peers who negotiated the deals. Negative coworker reactions are widely anticipated when i-deals are requested, making them inherently difficult to negotiate. If an i-deal is agreed to, apprehension regarding coworker reactions colors the way it is implemented. Anticipated and actual coworker reactions are at the root of the complexity and challenge of negotiating i-deals.