Domestic workers: vulnerable workers in precarious work

Sargeant, Malcolm ORCID logoORCID: (2014) Domestic workers: vulnerable workers in precarious work. E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 3 (1) . pp. 69-88. ISSN 2280-4056 [Article]


This paper begins by discussing the meaning of precarious work and vulnerable workers in order to place the issue of domestic work within this wider context and its literature. Domestic work can be classified as precarious work because of the nature of the contractual relationships in such employment and domestic workers can meet the definition of vulnerable workers in that there is a high likelihood that they do not have the same levels of employment protection afforded to other workers by law and practice. We then consider issues related to migrant workers and consider domestic work as precarious work and domestic workers as vulnerable workers

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): domestic work, vulnerable workers, precarious work, employment law, employment safeguards
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 13021
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Depositing User: Malcolm Sargeant
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2014 10:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:30

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