School of Law

EU Social Law in a Global Context - Responding to the Exploitation of (Migrant) Agricultural Workers

20 November 2013 | 17:00h - 20:00h | Seminar
Liberty Building, room 1.14

Speaker: Dr Jo Hunt, University of Cardiff

Jo is Reader in EU law at Cardiff Law School. Her research interests include the accommodation of devolution and differentiation under EU Law, employment law and the CAP.


Migrant workers may face physically gruelling, sometimes dangerous conditions, and reports of violations of employment rights are rife. This paper will look at how EU law may play a role in responding to incidences of exploitation, precarious work and the infringement of employment rights.  It does so by considering the potential for social justice objectives to be served through the operation of measures in two otherwise distinct substantive policy sectors - those of Immigration and Common Agricultural Policy.

Commentator: Dr Gabriella Alberti, University of Leeds

Gabriella is Lecturer in Work and Employment Relations at Leeds University Business School. Her research engages with the topics of labour migration and the changing patterns of work and employment across sociology, geography and organisation studies, with particular attention to the service industries.

Location Details

Liberty Building, room 1.14

School of Law
Moorland Road
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT.

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