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Family-friendly employment laws (re)assessed: the potential of care ethics

James, G. (2016) Family-friendly employment laws (re)assessed: the potential of care ethics. Industrial Law Journal, 45 (4). pp. 477-502. ISSN 0305-9332

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1093/indlaw/dww029

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In light of various reforms in recent years, this article provides a (re)assessment of the broad package of family-friendly employment rights and relevant dispute resolution procedure now available to pregnant workers and working carers. It exposes how the realities of working life for many pregnant workers and carers and the long standing desire to promote gender equality in informal care-work remain at odds with the legal framework. An argument is presented in favour of an approach that, based upon the concept of care ethics, better engages with the impact of the provisions upon crucial interdependent care relationships.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:63816
Publisher:Oxford University Press

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