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.
|Title of host publication||Making Employment Rights Effective|
|Subtitle of host publication||Issues of Enforcement and Compliance|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2012|
- public procurement, employment rights, compliance