6 Liberal Model of Work Relationship between work and the workers ability to

6 liberal model of work relationship between work and

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5.6 Liberal Model of WorkRelationship between work and the workers ability to make free and autonomous choices about work Bowie (if people are compelled to work the greater the employer's responsibility to ensure that workplaces are humane as possible) Primary goods required in the workplace to provide rights related to : Autonomy Rationality Physical and mental health 5.7 Business’s Responsibility for Meaningful WorkEmployers obligation to: Allow for participation Provide due process Provide healthy and safe working conditions Fair wages Fair benefits Training and education Privacy
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Highly routinized work - OK if people choose the work free of external constraints Chapter 6: Moral Rights in the Workplace Discussion case → Electronic Privacy at Work6.1 Introduction : Employee RightsEmployees have rights when their job is terminated (contract rights, company policy, statutory rights provided by federal/state law) state/federal → hold jurisdiction to protect employees from issue/reasons for termination (race,religion,citizenship,whistleblowing,etc) Work - important and a highly valued human activity because it is necessary to acquire other central human goods 6.2 The Right to WorkRemember rights can not be bought, sold, or forcibly taken away 3 senses of employee rights (common) Legal rights granted on basis of legal/judicial rulings Rights based on contractual agreements with employers Rights that exist as entitlements, resulting from our status as humans (freedom, autonomy, equality) Various Understandings of Right to Work : Refers to right to work w/ out having to join a union Refers to employees right to a job Reason 1 - instrumental value of work, providing means to acquire food and shelter ,etc Reason 2 - work is expression of a meaningful life Does Government have to be required to give people who need jobs… a job? Gov = responsibility to encourage private sector employment for all its citizens Last resort = government has duty to supply jobs Rights equation - Greater the rights = greater the obligation 6.3 Employment at WillWhen an employee accepts an at-will employment contract → able to leave their companies at any time without notice. Employers → not required to provide noticeor explanation when terminating an at-will employee court would deny any claim attempting to seek benefits for losses as a result of termination Employees and employer have a more flexible relationship Employers, for example, can change the terms of an employment contract (such as wages, benefit plans, or paid time off allotments) without notice or consequence. Employment at Will Exceptions → Implied contracts- employer can’t fire an employee when there is an implied contract created by them (regardless of whether legal document is drawn up) Good faith and fair dealing- can’t fire person in order to avoid their duties (pay for healthcare,
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