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

    Citation

    McDermont, M, Kirwan, S & Sales, A, 2016, ‘Poverty, social exclusion and the denial of rights to a fair hearing: a case study of employment disputes’. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, vol 24., pp. 21-35

    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.

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