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Freedom of speech and employment

Lucy Vickers

New York, Oxford University Press, 2002, 260 s. (Oxford monographs on labour law) ISBN 0-19-826830-0

This is a new study of the employment law implications for employees who exercise the right to free speech. The book examines the philosophical basis for protecting free speech, the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and article 10 of the ECHR, the implications of free speech for the contract of employment, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, and the special position of local government and NHS staff and civil servants.

Readership: Academics working on labour law; practitioners in labour and employment law; postgraduate/advanced students of employment law; academics and advanced students in human rights law.
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
1 Introduction: Freedom of Speech and Work
2 The Scope of the Right to Free Speech at Work
3 Freedom of Expression And Human Rights: The European Convention on Human Rights
4 Freedom of Speech and the Contract of Employment: The Concept of the Public Interest
5 Freedom of speech and dismissal
6 Freedom of speech and public sector employment: The Civil Service, Local Government and the NHS
7 Conclusions A Right to Freedom of Speech at Work?