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Regulation of employee voice

PJ Gollan, G Patmore, Y Xu

Handbook of Research on Employee Voice | Edward Elgar Publishing | Published : 2014


Employee voice is profoundly influenced by the law. The law determines the forms of voice that are permitted or encouraged, the structure of workplace institutions, and the relationship between management and employees. Yet there is a ‘relative absence’ of legal perspectives in the industrial relations (IR) literature on employee voice (Novitz and Bogg 2011: 3). The lack of research linking legal provisions to workplace practices and outcomes (see also Bogg and Novitz 2012) is an important oversight in the existing scholarship. This is especially so since legal regulation is a key determinant of workplace democracy, organizational efficiency and employee well-being (see, for example, Bogg an..

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