International Symposium on “New Perspectives on Worker Subordination”

One of the lynchpins of the employment relationship globally is the control of employers over work performance. However, a modern collective reflection on subordination and control at work in current societies is somehow still missing. This is a crucial gap in labour law scholarship because how managerial prerogatives are exerted at work has not ceased threatening workers’ individual and collective fundamental rights. Furthermore, many of the managerial technologies currently being introduced at the workplace can augment ever more the opportunities for abusive control and surveillance of workers. This project aims to fill these gaps, chiefly by organising a public discussion at Osgoode Hall Law School among scholars who have authored works relevant to these issues.

This initiative was generously supported by a Collaborative Grant from the Harry Arthurs Fund, the Canada Research Chair program, and The Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security.

Co-Chairs: Sara Slinn, Eric Tucker, and Valerio De Stefano (Osgoode Hall Law School).

Presentations by Cynthia Estlund (NYU law), Gali Racabi (Cornell IRL School), Dáire McCormack-George (Mason Hayes & Curran LLP), Judy Fudge (McMaster University), Brishen Rogers (Georgetown Law).

1:00 PM | Introduction by Valerio De Stefano

1:00 – 3:00 PM | Session 1
Chaired by Sara Slinn
Presentations by:
Cynthia Estlund
Eric Tucker
Gali Racabi
Valerio De Stefano

3:00 – 3:30 PM | Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:30 PM | Session 2
Chaired by Eric Tucker
Presentations by:
Dáire McCormack-George
Judy Fudge
Brishen Rogers
Sara Slinn

Poster New Perspectives on Worker Subordination



Nov 04 2022


1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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