Procurement and Fairness in the Workplace

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Abstract

Public procurement is a potential lever for ensuring greater attention is given to ensuring minimum standards and effective employment rights in the workplace. Public sector purchasers may encourage or require private sector employers from whom they buy to adopt a proactive approach to ensuring fairness at work, focusing on organisational changes that the employer could make. This chapter explores whether and how far public procurement does, or could, influence whether – and how much – employment rights have an impact on employer policy and practice. It considers what public procurement offers as a strategy and what factors help to determine its effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Employment Rights Effective
Subtitle of host publicationIssues of Enforcement and Compliance
EditorsLinda Dickens
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherHart Publishing
Pages87-114
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781849462563
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • public procurement, employment rights, compliance

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