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What is the Fairness Triangle?


One tool that can be helpful for individuals to consider as part of their decision-making process is the fairness triangle. This triangle articulates three dimensions of fairness to be considered in an individual's experience: Relational, Procedural, and Substantive. 


Relational

  • How was I treated?

Procedural

  • How was it decided?

Substantive

  • What was decided?

Fairness Triangle

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