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Landmark Cases in Labour Law

Landmark Cases in Labour Law

Current price: $58.95
Publication Date: June 13th, 2024
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN:
9781509944309
Pages:
464

Description

This book features essays by leading legal scholars on 'landmark' labour law cases from the mid-19th century to the present day. The essays are acutely sensitive to the historical and theoretical context of each case, and the volume provides original and sometimes startling new perspectives on some familiar friends.

There are few activities as distinctively human as work and labour. The book traces the development of labour law through the social struggles and economic conflicts between workers, trade unions, and employers. The narrative arc of its landmark cases reveals the richness and complexity of the human story played out in the working lives of real people. It also charts the remarkable transformation of the constitutional role of courts in labour law, from instruments of class oppression to the vindication of workers' fundamental rights at work.

The collection will be of interest to students, scholars, and legal practitioners in labour and equality law, as well as students in management studies, industrial relations, and labour history.

About the Author

Jeremias Adams-Prassl is Professor of Law and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, UK.Alan Bogg is Professor of Labour Law and Postgraduate Research Director at the University of Bristol Law School, UK.ACL Davies is Professor of Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, UK.