Poverty, social exclusion and the denial of rights to a fair hearing: a case study of employment disputes

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Abstract

Drawing upon data from a research study of workers who sought justice following a dispute at work, this paper examines exclusion from systems of justice as a crucial element in understandings of poverty and social exclusion. We focus on the stories of those who attempt to use the employment tribunal system, which illustrate the multiple barriers to justice experienced by these workers. Arguing that the employment tribunal system provides a crucial forum independent from the
workplace which can put a brake on prejudicial and arbitrary actions by employers, we conclude with suggestions for reform.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-35
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Poverty and Social Justice
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

Keywords

  • poverty
  • employment tribunals
  • access to justice
  • SOCIAL EXCLUSION

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