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The British experience under a statute prohibiting unfair dismissal

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  • Linda Dickens
  • Moira Hart
  • Michael Jones
  • Brian Weekes
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    Statutory protection against unfair dismissal was introduced in Britain in 1971. This article examines the origin, nature, and effectiveness of that statute, which is enforced by publicly funded, tripartite tribunals. The authors show that only a minority of dismissed employees enter claims under the statute; only a minority of claimants win any relief; and only a minority of successful claimants win re-employment, most receiving instead relatively small sums of money. The authors offer explanations for that pattern and describe the reaction of British unions and employees to the statute. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)

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    Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

    Volume (Year): 37 (1984)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 497-514

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    Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:37:y:1984:i:4:p:497-514

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    Cited by:
    1. Miguel A. Malo & Fernando Muñoz-Bullón, 2003. "Long-Term Effects Of Involuntary Job Separations On Labour Careers," Business Economics Working Papers wb034211, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
    2. Cho, Joonmo & Lee, Kyu-Young, 2007. "Deregulation of dismissal law and unjust dismissal in Korea," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(4), pages 409-422, December.
    3. Drinkwater, Stephen & Latreille, Paul L. & Knight, Ben, 2008. "When It's (Mostly) the Taking Part that Counts: The Post-Application Consequences of Employment Tribunal Claims," IZA Discussion Papers 3629, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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