The Social and Economic Effects of Dismissal Law

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

The Social and Economic Effects of Dismissal Law

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This chapter discusses an examination of the available evidence about the social and economic effects of the dismissal law. A number of difficulties arise when assessing the evidence about the effects of the legislation. One of these is that what the law requires of the employers (in theory) may be a long way from what they do in practice in response to the law of unfair dismissal. The evidence that is presented in this chapter is examined under a number of headings in order to determine whether in fact, if not in law, the legislation on unfair dismissal has achieved any or all of its aims.

Keywords: evidence; social effects; economic effects; legislation; practice; employers; unfair dismissal; aims

Chapter.  10958 words. 

Subjects: Employment and Labour Law

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