Problem

Denial of right to economic security during periods of unemployment

Other Names:
Abuse by employers of lack of employment protection
Systematic abuse of statutory employment rights
Nature:
In times of widespread unemployment and increasing job insecurity employers may abuse their advantage. Where they are not bound to the terms and conditions of full-time work, there is a tendency to make use of casual labour.
Incidence:
In the UK in 1993 companies were alleged to be habitually firing employees just before a 2-year qualifying period for employment protection or maternity rights. Women were paid less than men.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET