Prof Michael Doherty has published a new piece, “Careless whispers: confidentiality and board-level worker representatives’ in Employee Relations. The piece is co-authored with Dr Valentina Franca, of the University of Ljubljana.
The article focuses on the role that ‘confidential information’ plays in relation to the work of board-level worker representatives, and their interaction with other worker participation mechanisms. The purpose of the paper is to explore the implications of confidentiality of board-level information for effective worker participation. The main argument is that if board-level worker representatives are excessively constrained by confidentiality provisions, their capacity to work effectively is brought into question.
Prof Doherty is Head of Maynooth University Department of Law and lectures courses to all first year law students on Introduction to Law, as well as Employment Law to LLB students.