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Justice in DismissalThe Law of Termination of Employment$
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Hugh Collins

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198254355

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254355.001.0001

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The Social and Economic Effects of Dismissal Law

The Social and Economic Effects of Dismissal Law

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(p.247) [8] The Social and Economic Effects of Dismissal Law
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Justice in Dismissal
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Hugh Collins

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254355.003.0009

This chapter discusses an examination of the available evidence about the social and economic effects of the dismissal law. A number of difficulties arise when assessing the evidence about the effects of the legislation. One of these is that what the law requires of the employers (in theory) may be a long way from what they do in practice in response to the law of unfair dismissal. The evidence that is presented in this chapter is examined under a number of headings in order to determine whether in fact, if not in law, the legislation on unfair dismissal has achieved any or all of its aims.

Keywords:   evidence, social effects, economic effects, legislation, practice, employers, unfair dismissal, aims

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