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Public Lecture: Labour Law and Prevention

The UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice is delighted to present

A public lecture by Dr Sophie Garnier of the University of Nantes, France

"Labour Law and Prevention: A New Paradigm to workplace risks in France."

Wednesday 12th December, 1-2 pm, A201, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington Building


Prevention has become a key concept in labor law. This study shows the paradigm shift towards prevention and its meaning in the context of labor law and employment relations.

We can observe how labor law aims to prevent risks in the workplace through measures relating to occupational health, dismissal for economic reasons or new health and safety training schemes.
This talk presents a categorization of the main expressions of the labor law in prevention and highlights the expansion of prevention measures. The different risks inherent in employment relationships and human resources are presented and discussed how best to avoid or limit them. This includes an overview about the different legal regimes and how a common regime of health and safety standards evolves. In particular, the emergence of a right to prevention becomes apparent.

Finally, a key issue of prevention is the involvement of different actors in the employment relations. The roles of actors are fundamentally organized, shaped and transformed in labor law to ensure the effectiveness of prevention at work.


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