The article analyses legislation issued in 2001 in Germany, a flag-ship project by the then Conservative government aimed to create a more visible and legitimate status for atypical work predominantly taken up by women. It considers in how far the legislation achieves its stated aim of securing equal treatment rights for these employees, and also whether it complies with EU legislation. Further, the article discusses critically whether the regulation of atypical work results in a new and more adequate concept of inclusive employment or rather cements existing discrimination.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Act on part time and fixed term work (Germany): new paradigms for regulating so-called atypical work?|
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Kritische Justiz (Critical Legal Studies)|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|