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

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.


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.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST