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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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Economic Dismissals and Social Cost

Economic Dismissals and Social Cost

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(p.141) [5] Economic Dismissals and Social Cost
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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/9780198254355.003.0006

This chapter discusses the legal regulation of economic dismissals and presents an argument that states that the policy of minimizing social cost should comprise one of the principal guides to legal regulation of economic dismissals. As such, the approach presented in this chapter leads to a series of criticisms of the current British law, especially the award of severance payments under the redundancy payments legislation in the Employment Protection Consolidation Act 1978, Part VI.

Keywords:   legal regulation, economic dismissals, social cost, British law, severance payments, payments legislation

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