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Women, Precarious Work and Care

The Failure of Family-friendly Rights

By Emily Grabham

Published

Jul 1, 2021

Page count

160 pages

Series

Law, Society, Policy

ISBN

978-1529218718

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 1, 2021

Page count

160 pages

Series

Law, Society, Policy

ISBN

978-1529218725

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Women, Precarious Work and Care

    Most workers on temporary, zero hours and involuntary part-time contracts in the UK are women. Many are also carers. Yet employment law tends to exclude such women from family-friendly rights.

    Drawing on interviews with women in precarious work, this book exposes the everyday problems that these workers face balancing work and care. It argues for stronger and more extensive rights that address precarious workers’ distinctive experiences.

    Introducing complex legal issues in an accessible way, this crucial text exposes the failures of family-friendly rights and explains how to grant these women effective rights in the wake of COVID-19.

    Emily Grabham is Professor of Law at the University of Kent with research interests in labour and employment law, law and time, and feminist legal theory.

    Introduction

    Starting and Surviving in Precarious Work

    Providing Care – Daily Routines and Experiences

    Care Networks

    “Rocking the Boat” – Talking about Care in a Precarious Job

    How Employers Responded

    What Women did Next

    Family-Friendly Rights for Precarious Workers