Journal article

'We are all Entrepreneurs Now': Options and New Approaches for Adapting Equality Law for the “Gig Economy”

Alysia Blackham

International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations | Kluwer Law International | Published : 2018

Abstract

As the world of work moves to increasingly precarious, temporary and insecure forms of labour, traditional forms of work regulation are becoming less relevant for the ‘gig economy’. Equality law has traditionally been framed as protecting ‘employees’ (and now ‘workers’) against acts of discrimination by ‘employers’. As these categories become increasingly remote from the lived experience of work, the relevance and potential of equality law to secure individual employment rights becomes increasingly limited. Drawing on comparative legal doctrinal analysis of the UK and Australia, this article considers options and new approaches for protecting workers from discrimination in new forms of emplo..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project DE170100228).