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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

In his speech at Chatham House on 10 November 2015 the Prime Minister David Cameron outlined those aspects of the EU he would like to see reformed prior to any referendum on the UK's continued membership of the EU. EU employment law - one of the most controversial areas of EU policy - was not expressly identified in his list. In this video, Catherine Barnard considers the impact of EU social policy on the lives of UK employees and what effect 'Brexit' might have on employees' rights.

Professor Barnard is Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law. She has written extensively on EU Law and Labour Law, and has been involved in advising the UK Government as part of its balance of competence review. For more information about Professor Barnard, please refer to her profile.

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Other collections of video and audio recordings from the Faculty of Law are available at Lectures at Law.


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