Professor Shackleton examines the role of employment tribunals and considers whether they can be justified in present day conditions
Professor Shackleton examines the role of these tribunals and considers whether they can be justified in present day conditions or whether they are a ‘sixties leftover’, as ‘out-of-date as kaftans and love beads’. He considers several proposals for reform that have been put forward, none of which he find appealing. He than looks at the possible benefits of a return to voluntarism, with a deregulated market and employers and employees contracting freely. Moves in this direction are, he believes, the only way to turn back the growth of tribunal applications.
2002, Hobart Papers, ISBN 0 255 36515 2, 117pp, PB
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See also Economic Affairs Vol. 25 No. 3 with the main articles on The Economics of Employment Regulation, guest edited by J R Shackleton.