Journal of Workplace Rights

  • ID: 993113
  • November 2015
  • Baywood Publishing Company, Inc
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The Journal of Workplace Rights is dedicated to the proposition that human rights should not be compromised by employers. It uses an expansive definition of human rights, based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as passed by the United Nations in 1948. A list of proposed topics is provided below. The Journal invites prospective authors to submit papers that are completely unrelated to the below topics as long as their focus is on workplace rights.


Job Security Rights
People are supposed to have the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. This is in stark contrast to the "employment at will" doctrine, which grants employers the undisputed privilege of determining who is hired and fired. How and where have employees managed to secure this workplace right?

Nondiscrimination Rights
Although the right to equal pay for equal work without any discrimination is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, sex and race discrimination in employment remain rampant. Why does this continue to be the case, and what can employees do about READ MORE >

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"We see this Journal as a timely intervention in the field of human rights in the workplace. Too often in liberal democracies human rights are curtailed at the factory gate or the office door as the law concedes the so-called business case as a justifiable limitation on such rights. In the JWR practitioners and scholars will be provided with the scope to probe the limits of the business case and the potential for greatly extended individual rights at work."
Albert and Jean Mills, St. Mary's University (Canada)

"To some academics value judgments and good quality research are incompatible. The contents of this Journal seek to show just how wrong is such a view."
Phil Beaumont, University of Glasgow

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