Economic Dismissals and Social Cost

Hugh Collins

in Justice in Dismissal

Published in print April 1992 | ISBN: 9780198254355
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681479 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Labour Law

Economic Dismissals and Social Cost

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This chapter discusses the legal regulation of economic dismissals and presents an argument that states that the policy of minimizing social cost should comprise one of the principal guides to legal regulation of economic dismissals. As such, the approach presented in this chapter leads to a series of criticisms of the current British law, especially the award of severance payments under the redundancy payments legislation in the Employment Protection Consolidation Act 1978, Part VI.

Keywords: legal regulation; economic dismissals; social cost; British law; severance payments; payments legislation

Chapter.  21091 words. 

Subjects: Employment and Labour Law

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