New research project on worker lay judges
A new research project will be funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation. ‘The Roles, resources and competencies of worker lay judges’ will exmine worker lay judges who adjudicate on employment rights in labour courts in three EU Member States: Germany, France and Great Britain. Despite similarities in their roles, worker lay judges arrive at their positions by differing routes in each country. They are nominated by trade unions in Germany, elected by employees in France, and in Great Britain, (where they are called lay members), they nominate themselves and are appointed after a selection process. Given these similarities, but also contextual differences, the project will provide useful comparison and cross-national learning.