Individual labour rights as human rights : the contributions of the European Court of Human Rights to worker's rights protection /
author, Elena Sychenko ; general editor, Frank Hendrickx ; founding editor, Roger Blanpain.
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands : Kluwer Law International B.V., [2017]
xii, 249 pages ; 25 cm.
9041186298, 9789041186294, 9789041186461 (eBook), 9789041186478 (web-PDF)
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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands : Kluwer Law International B.V., [2017]
9789041186461 (eBook)
9789041186478 (web-PDF)
contents note
History of the convention : a long way to European quasi-constitutional court -- Integration of labour rights into the ECHR -- The prohibition of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour -- Prohibition of discrimination -- Employee's rights to respect for private life -- Employee's freedom of thought, conscience and religion and unfair dismissals -- The employee's freedom of expression and association -- The protection of wages : current cases and perspectives -- Occupational safety in the jurisprudence of the ECtHR : current cases and perspectives.
"In recent years there has been a substantial debate over the interconnection between labour rights and human rights. Consequently, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concerning substantive individual labour rights, or 'rights at work', is coming to greater prominence at the national level throughout the forty-seven member states of the Council of Europe. This is the first book in English to provide an...analysis of the Court's most recent case law - cases considered in the period from 1963 to 2016 - on fundamental employment rights such as the right to wages, protection from discrimination and unfair dismissal, the right to occupational safety at work, and civil liberties such as the freedom of association, the freedom of religion and expression, and the right to privacy. Drawing on...347 cases since 1963, the author traces the evolutionary development of the Court's positions on labour rights as human rights through case analyses, commentary, and general conclusions in each of several categorical groupings. Recent trends are treated in substantial detail. Among the issues and topics raised are the following: interrelation of ECtHR case law and national labour rights protection; benefits for employees of reference to ECtHR case law in national proceedings; role of International Labour Organization conventions and of the European Social Charter in the Court's reasoning; application of balancing and proportionality test in relevant to labour law cases; public criticism of employer, disclosure of information, and standards of whistle-blowers' protection; and positive obligations of the State in the field of occupational safety and health."--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240).

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