Rights in the workplace: A Nozickian argument
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- Maitland, I. J Bus Ethics (1989) 8: 951. doi:10.1007/BF00383431
There is a growing literature that attempts to define the substantive rights of employees in the workplace, a.k.a. the duties of employers toward their employees. Following Nozick, this article argues that — so long as there is a competitive labor market — to set up a class of moral rights in the workplace invades workers' rights to freely choose the terms and conditions of employment they judge best.