Prof Doherty was one of the invited speakers at the inaugural Workplace Relations Commission seminar: The World of Work: A Shifting Landscape.
The seminar, held in Dublin Castle, and covered widely in national media, focused on a number of topics including- are temporary work contracts more and more a feature of working life? What are the implications of an aging workforce on employment relations and what broader policy questions need to be considered?
Professor Doherty spoke about the challenges, and possible responses, that are arising from platform based forms of work that, in effect, are creating a new employment model. Prof Doherty's paper will appear in the Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations later in 2018.