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Permanency and Protection: The Incomplete Integration of Temporary Work into United Kingdom Labour Law

Deirdre McCann

in Regulating Flexible Work

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199218790
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.003.0004

Series: Oxford Monographs on Labour Law

Permanency and Protection: The Incomplete Integration of Temporary Work into United Kingdom Labour Law

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This chapter explores the exclusion of temporary workers from the UK employment protection legislation and their position under the antidiscrimination regime. In doing so, it outlines a prominent theme of the regulation of temporary work: the degree of confusion about how to conceptualize and regulate working relationships in which successive fixed-term contracts are used to engage a worker in a long-term job. It then examines the Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002, focusing on their right to equal treatment for fixed-term workers and limits on the renewal of fixed-term contracts. The heterogeneity of non-standard working arrangements is highlighted and the treatment of fragmented forms of temporary work, and casual work in particular, are examined in detail.

Keywords: temporary; fixed-term; casual; Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002

Chapter.  20696 words. 

Subjects: Employment and Labour Law

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