MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library



    Hard law, soft edge? Information, consultation and partnership.


    Doherty, Michael (2008) Hard law, soft edge? Information, consultation and partnership. Employee Relations, 30 (6). ISSN 0142-5455

    [img]
    Preview
    Download (126kB) | Preview


    Share your research

    Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...



    Add this article to your Mendeley library


    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to assess whether the transposition of the EU directive on informing and consulting employees is likely to enhance voice and participation rights of Irish employees. The paper assesses the reasons for the “voice gaps” the evidence suggests exist in Irish workplaces and analysing the implications of the legal changes brought in by the information and consultation legislation. The paper argues that the transposition of the EU Directive provided a unique opportunity to bolster voice mechanisms in Irish workplaces and “plug” some of the gaps identified in the literature. However, the paper argues this opportunity has been largely squandered, as a result of the Irish Government’s minimalist approach to “hard” regulation of information and consultation rights in the transposing legislation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Employment regulation; information and consultation; employee rights; partnership;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 11806
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/01425450810910019
    Depositing User: Michael Doherty
    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2019 17:36
    Journal or Publication Title: Employee Relations
    Publisher: Emerald
    Refereed: Yes
    URI:

    Repository Staff Only(login required)

    View Item Item control page

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year