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Separate aspects of legal regulation of women’s labour rights

Mykhailo Burbyka (1Sums’kij Derzhavnij Universitet, Sumy, Ukraine)
Alyona Klochko (1Sums’kij Derzhavnij Universitet, Sumy, Ukraine)
Mykola Logvinenko (1Sums’kij Derzhavnij Universitet, Sumy, Ukraine)
Kateryna Gorbachova (1Sums’kij Derzhavnij Universitet, Sumy, Ukraine)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Article publication date: 13 March 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to cover the problems arising in the process of women employment. The purpose is to investigate problems arising in the process of women employment, to analyse the existence of discriminatory aspects with regard to certain categories of workers, and to give recommendations for overcoming discrimination against women in the labour market.

Design/methodology/approach

The research was based on formal–logical and general scientific cognitive methods (analysis and synthesis, abstraction and concretization and deduction and induction). Systems and functional methods were used. The methods of concrete-sociological researches were used to gather, analyse and process legal information. The comparative-legal methods determined the actual realization of gender equality principles in different countries.

Findings

The Ukrainian labour legislation is imperfect and should be reformed, so as to not only declare but also protect women’s rights, in accordance with the current realities and fluctuations in the labour market.

Practical implications

The research helps overcome gender and age discrimination in Ukraine’s labour market, especially the relations that emerge at the employment stage. Discrimination against women at this stage is one of the most common forms of gender inequality.

Originality/value

Certain gaps in the labour legislation were found. The level of conformity of the current labour-relations-regulating legislation with the policy of equal rights and opportunities for women and men was determined. Recommendations, aimed at changing legal regulations to prevent gender discrimination, were developed, with a view to solving existing gender-related problems in the field of labour.

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Citation

Burbyka, M., Klochko, A., Logvinenko, M. and Gorbachova, K. (2017), "Separate aspects of legal regulation of women’s labour rights", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 59 No. 2, pp. 271-283. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLMA-02-2016-0021

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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