A right to care: Putting care ethics at the heart of UK reconciliation legislation

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This article will examine how a right to care could be applied in the UK to better support people’s ability to balance their paid work and caring responsibilities. I will argue that this would inject the ethic of care into the body of work-life balance legislation to better value caring relationships and carers. This is important because paid work is currently prioritised in this body of legislation. I will argue that better valuing caring labour is key to achieving transformative changes in both the workplace and the division of caring labour.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199–230
Number of pages32
JournalIndustrial Law Journal
Issue number2
Early online date22 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

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