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Kvinnors anställningsskydd
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Law.
1991 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)Alternative title
Women's employment protection (English)
Abstract [en]

This book deals with women's employment protection. Legislation about women's waged labour has balanced the needs of the labour market and society's need for family sta­bility and childrearing. This balancing has added to the sub­ordination of women in waged labour and to the institutio­nalization of part-time labour for women. Housework, which is the basis for the inequality between women and men in the labour market, has been excluded from legislation as has waged work that is similar to housework. Although the Swe­dish employment protection law should give the same pro­tection to women as to men, important resolutions in it can be overridden by contracts between the employers and the unions.

An investigation of 75 workplaces presented in this book, shows that although women's employments are almost as long as men's, women are fired more often than men, due to negotiated exceptions from the legal rules. The firing of the women is connected with the kind of work they are doing and very often with the fact that they are part-time workers. Other women have had their hours of employment reduced. Women who are pregnant and women who are on maternity leave have been fired. Women's right to keep their jobs has also been influenced by their marriages or relation­ships to male bosses or more qualified co-workers.

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Stockholm: Norstedts juridik , 1991. , 140 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17403ISBN: 91-38-50101-5OAI: diva2:157076

Denna bok är en omarbetning av en licentiatuppsats i arbetsrätt. Uppsatsen blev färdig 1989.

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