Verksamhetsövergång: En kritisk granskning av Arbetsdomstolens bedömningar vid fall av outsourcing
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The subject of this study is transfer of undertakings and employment protection in cases of outsourcing. The aim of the study is to examine how the Swedish law in the area relates to the EU law. This is done by comparing the Swedish case law of Arbetsdomstolen to the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and by critically reviewing the case law of Arbetsdomstolen from a gender perspective. The method used for this study is a doctrinal research method. This is supplemented with a social science perspective.
Cases of outsourcing are often complex and have given rise to a lot of case law from both the Court of Justice of the EU and Arbetsdomstolen. Arbetsdomstolen has furthermore been subject to criticism for interpreting the EU directive too independently and for being too employer friendly.
The results of the study show that Arbetsdomstolens assessments are different from the Court of Justice of the EU assessments in some aspects. Both courts, but Arbetsdomstolen in particular, distinguishes between undertakings that are based on material assets and undertakings that are based on personnel assets. Case law shows that a transfer of undertaking is more likely to occur when it concerns an undertaking based on material assets. This means that Arbetsdomstolens assessments are unfavorable for employees working in undertakings based on personnel. The conclusion is therefore that, since the Swedish labor market is gender segregated, the employment protection is stronger for men than for women.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
transfer of undertakings, gender equality, employment protection, Arbetsdomstolen, Court of Justice of the European Union
Verksamhetsövergång, jämställdhet, Arbetsdomstolen, EU-domstolen, anställningsskydd, outsourcing
Law and Society
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51290OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-51290DiVA: diva2:914135
Subject / course
Human Resource Management Programme, 180 credits
Hartzén, Ann-Christine, Universitetsadjunkt
Schömer, Eva, Professor