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Freedom of Speech and Employment

Lucy Vickers


This book examines employment law implications for employees who exercise the right to freedom of speech, and argues for increased rights to free speech in this context. Most obviously, employees need protection when speaking about immediate threats to health and safety or serious financial malpractice, but they also need protection when participating in debate on matters that are in the public interest. The book suggests that the rights of employees to participate in debate on matters of public interest are vital to a healthy democratic system. The book begins with a study of the philosophica ... More

Keywords: employment law, freedom of speech, free speech, health and safety, financial malpractice, public interest, democracy, workplace, Human Rights Act, Public Interest Disclosure Act

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198268307
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268307.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Vickers, author
Senior Lecturer in Law, Oxford Brookes University