The Legal Regulation of Pregnancy and Parenting in the Labour Market

Author: Grace James
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134070748
Format: PDF
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Why is the law failing to protect pregnant workers and parents from detrimental treatment in the workplace? This theoretically informed book, which draws on the findings of a large scale, Nuffield Foundation funded, study of pregnancy-related workplace disputes, explores the legal regulation of pregnancy and parenting in the labour market. Using an epistemology that draws primarily on critical feminist debates, theories and critiques, the book adopts a necessarily female standpoint and seeks to answer why, despite positive policy ambitions and ample legislation, law is failing to protect pregnant workers and parents. Whilst sensitive to the limits of law’s ability to bring about social change, the book asks whether it is the direction of current policies that need attention, or the substance of the legislation that is flawed. Is it the application of the law in courts and tribunals that fails working families or the mechanics of the employment dispute resolution and tribunal system that needs adjusting? This book will interest academics, students and practitioners of law and social policy interested in employment law and discrimination.

Reconciling Work and Family Life in EU Law and Policy

Author: A. Masselot
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230246680
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Since its timid introduction onto the EC agenda in 1974, reconciliation of work and family life has developed into a fully-articulated principle. This book explores this journey and its implications for the EC legal order and society. It argues that as reconciliation issues continue to evolve they require constant reassessment.

Precarious Work Women and the New Economy

Author: Judy Fudge
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841136158
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Offering a collection of essays on labour law and women's work, this text explores the relationship between precarious work and gender, evaluating the extent to which the growth and spread of precarious work challenges traditional norms of labour law and conventional forms of legal regulation.

Labour Law in an Era of Globalization

Author: Joanne Conaghan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199271818
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Throughout the industrial world, the discipline of labour law has fallen into deep philosophical and policy crisis, at the same time as new theoretical approaches make it a field of considerable intellectual ferment. Modern labour law evolved in a symbiotic relationship with a postwar institutional and policy agenda, the social, economic, and political underpinnings of which have gradually eroded in the context of accelerating international economic integration and wage-competition, a decline in the capacity of the nation-state to steer economic progress, the ascendancy of fiscal austerity and monetarism over Keynesian/welfare state politics, the appearance of post-industrial production models, the proliferation of contingent employment relationships, the fragmentation of class-based identities and emergence of new social movements, and the significantly increased participation of women in paid work. These developments offer many appealing possibilities - the opportunity, for example, to contest the gender division of labour and re-think the boundaries between immigration and labour policy. But they also hold out quite threatening prospects - including increased unemployment and inequality and the decline of workers' organizations and social participation - in the context of proliferating constraints imposed by international financial pressures on enacting redistributive social and economic policies. New strategies must be developed to meet these challenges.These essays - which are the product of a transnational comparative dialogue among academics and practitioners in labour law and related legal fields, including social security, immigration, trade, and development - identify, analyse, and respond to some of the conceptual and policy challenges posed by globalization.

Principles of Family Law

Author: Judith M. Masson
Publisher:
ISBN:
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As the leading textbook on this subject for the last 30 years, Cretney's Principles of Family Law: Provides discussions of legal principles combined with authoritative discussion of policy, practice issues and relevant empirical research Covers all main areas of family law including formal and informal relationships, as well as child law and financial and property matters Continues to be not just an explanation of the law as it stands, but an account of its historical background Includes an analysis of the factors underlying its development and a prompt to encourage discussion of the law's effectiveness in a contemporary society Discusses key policy developments including the Law Commission's work on cohabitation law reform; Civil Partnerships; Welfare to Work; Care Matters; and the Public Law Outline Updates the reader with the latest legislative developments including those resulting from: Civil Partnership Act 2004, Gender Recognition Act 2004, Domestic Violence, Crimes and Victims Act 2004, Children Act 2004 and the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 Examines the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill; the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill and the Children and Young Persons Bill and the impact these will have on family law once enacted Has coverage of all significant case law including: Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza, Miller v. Miller, McFarlane v. McFarlane, Charman v Charman, Oxley v Hiscock, Stack v. Dowden, Re G, and Wilkinson v Kitzinger

Families and the European Union

Author: Clare McGlynn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139457373
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the first book to offer a comprehensive analysis of family law in the European Union, McGlynn argues that a traditional concept of 'family' which has many adverse effects - on individuals, on families (in all their diverse forms), and indeed on the economic ambitions of the EU is forming the basis for the little-recognised and under-researched field of EU family law. This book examines three different aspects of family life - childhood, parenthood and partnerships - and critically analyses existing EU law in relation to each. It examines the emerging field of EU family law, providing a highly sceptical account of recent developments and a robust challenge to the arguments in favour of the codification of European civil law, including family law.

Dubious Conceptions

Author: Kristin Luker
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674217034
Format: PDF, ePub
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Argues that the social and economic forces that discourage better-off women to delay childbirth are the same forces that push disadvantaged women to early pregnancy

Maternity and Paternity at Work

Author: Laura Addati
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789221286301
Format: PDF
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This report provides a picture of where we stand and what we have learned so far about maternity and paternity rights across the world. It offers a rich international comparative analysis of law and practice relating to maternity protection at work in 185 countries and territories, comprising leave, cash benefits, employment protection and non-discrimination, health protection, breastfeeding arrangements at work and childcare. Expanding on previous editions, it is based on an extensive set of new legal and statistical indicators, including coverage in law and in practice of paid maternity leave as well as statutory provision of paternity and parental leave and their evolution over the last 20 years. The report also takes account of the recent economic crisis and austerity measures. It shows how well national laws and practice conform to the ILO Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183), its accompanying Recommendation (No. 191) and the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156), and offers guidance on policy design and implementation. This report shows that a majority of countries have established legislation to protect and support maternity and paternity at work, even if those provisions do not always meet the ILO standards. One of the persistent challenges is the effective implementation of legislation, to ensure that all workers are able to benefit from these essential labour rights.