Labour Rights

French Court of Cassation Rules that Uber Drivers are  Employees

French Court of Cassation Rules that Uber Drivers are Employees

On 4th of March 2020, French Court of Cassation (the country’s highest court for civil matters) in a landmark ...
Campaigning for a Living Wage and Fair Contracts at Oxford University

Campaigning for a Living Wage and Fair Contracts at Oxford University

Last week, the University of Oxford announced its commitment to pay the Oxford Living Wage (OLW) to all of its ...
Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

The Equal Remuneration Act 1976 (‘ERA’), a legislation in India dealing with equal pay for equal work for men and ...
Domestic Workers in South Africa Lead the Way in Advancing Social Protection for Precarious Workers

Domestic Workers in South Africa Lead the Way in Advancing Social Protection for Precarious Workers

In a recent South African High Court judgement, the court held the failure to cover domestic workers under ...
From contract to role: using human rights to widen the personal scope of employment protections

From contract to role: using human rights to widen the personal scope of employment protections

The UK Supreme Court’s judgment in Gilham demonstrates how human rights can be used to widen the class of ...
Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Decides that Victims of Domestic Violence are Entitled to Paid Work Leave – While New Legislation Could Hinder Their Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Decides that Victims of Domestic Violence are Entitled to Paid Work Leave – While New Legislation Could Hinder Their Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) established a new precedent asserting that women who suffer domestic ...
Updates on the Modern Slavery Act 2015: government showing signs of long-awaited leadership

Updates on the Modern Slavery Act 2015: government showing signs of long-awaited leadership

In the past year, the UK government has made unprecedented efforts to increase its engagement with the Modern ...
The ILO adopts Convention concerning violence and harassment at work

The ILO adopts Convention concerning violence and harassment at work

Sexual harassment, an expression of violence against women (VAW), received remarkable media attention with the ...
Russian gig economy violates worker rights with society’s tacit acceptance

Russian gig economy violates worker rights with society’s tacit acceptance

The term “gig economy” was coined during the global financial crisis in 2009, to describe a freelance economy ...
California is Poised to Expand Labour Protections for Workers

California is Poised to Expand Labour Protections for Workers

California, many other states, and the United States government, have laws imposing minimum standards of ...
Dutch child labour due diligence law: a step towards mandatory human rights due diligence

Dutch child labour due diligence law: a step towards mandatory human rights due diligence

On 14 May 2019, the Dutch Senate adopted the Child Labour Due Diligence Law [Wet zorgplicht kinderarbeid]. The law ...
Sexual Harassment at Work: Reflections on its Nature, Persistence and on the Changing Legal Landscape – Prof Sandy Fredman and Dame Laura Cox

Sexual Harassment at Work: Reflections on its Nature, Persistence and on the Changing Legal Landscape – Prof Sandy Fredman and Dame Laura Cox

This joint conversation between Professor Sandra Fredman and Dame Laura Cox, moderated by Hon Judge Jennifer ...

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