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Arbeitsrechte mobilisieren ohne Aufenthaltsstatus. Von faktischer Rechtlosigkeit zur Veraenderung geltenden Rechts? (Mobilisation of labour law rights without residence status. From a factual lack of rights to a change in established law?)

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  • Cyrus, Norbert
  • Kip, Markus

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Dieser rechtssoziologische Beitrag untersucht den geringen Grad der Inanspruchnahme arbeitsrechtlicher Schutzangebote im Feld der unter- und undokumentierten Beschaeftigung von Migrant/innen. Analysiert werden Rahmenbedingungen und Prozesslogik der Mobilisierung von Arbeitsrecht mit Fokus auf Beschaeftigte ohne Aufenthaltsstatus. Als theoretischer Rahmen dienen Ansaetze der klassischen Arbeitsgerichtsforschung und der Mobilisierung von Recht, kombiniert mit dem Modell semi-autonomer sozialer Felder. Als Barrieren der Mobilisierung von Rechten werden negatives Rechtsbewusstsein bei der Statusgruppe mit defizitaerer Rechtsstellung, ausbleibende Thematisierung und Vermittlung des Rechts auch durch Gewerkschaften, nicht erfuellbare Verfahrensanforderungen, Prozesskostenrisiko und unsichere Erfolgsaussichten herausgearbeitet. Als zentraler Faktor einer erfolgreichen Aktivierung wird die Rechtsvermittlung identifiziert, die im hier untersuchten Fall durch spezialisierte Beratungsangebote geleistet wird. Das Aufzeigen der Nichtinanspruchnahme von Rechtsanspruechen erfuellt die rechtspolitische Funktion, die Rechtsprechung und -setzung mit neuen Fragestellungen in Bewegung zu setzen. (This contribution to the sociology of law investigates the low degree of employment protection rights claims by under- and undocumented migrants. It analyses the general conditions for and the procedural logic of employment rights claims with a focus on workers without residence status. The article draws on theoretical contributions from labour court research and the mobilisation of law approach combined with the model of semi-autonomous social fields. Findings point to several barriers to the mobilisation of law, in particular, negative rights awareness of migrant workers with a deficient legal status, trade unions’ failure to address and provide support for rights claims, the impossibility of fulfilling lawsuit requirements, the risk of high legal expenses, and uncertain prospects of success. This case study highlights the legal consultation provided by specialised counseling services as a key factor for the successful mobilisation of the law. By demonstrating the lack of claims for legal entitlements, counseling services assume the legal-political function of confronting case law and legislation with new problems.)

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  • Cyrus, Norbert & Kip, Markus, 2015. "Arbeitsrechte mobilisieren ohne Aufenthaltsstatus. Von faktischer Rechtlosigkeit zur Veraenderung geltenden Rechts? (Mobilisation of labour law rights without residence status. From a factual lack of ," Industrielle Beziehungen - Zeitschrift fuer Arbeit, Organisation und Management - The German Journal of Industrial Relations, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 22(1), pages 51-71.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:indbez:doi:10.1688/indb-2015-01-cyrus
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    Keywords

    undocumented labour; inequality; migrant workers; workers’ rights; labour law; labour migration; litigation process;

    JEL classification:

    • J46 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Informal Labor Market
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
    • J82 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Labor Force Composition
    • J83 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Workers' Rights
    • K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law
    • K37 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Immigration Law
    • K41 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Litigation Process

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