Pascale Lorber

Pascale LorberLecturer
Maitrise Droit des Affaires, Certificat Droit Social (Strasbourg) (1994), LLM (Leicester) (1996)
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 5685

Personal details

Maitrise Droit des Affaires, Certificat Droit Social, LLM

I have been teaching in the department since 1995. Over the years, I have taught employment, European and French law as well as study skills. I directed the LLM Employment Law by distance learning for a number of years.

I am a member of the editorial team of the Bulletin de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale and had previously held a similar position for the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. I am also the UK representative of an academic European Network on Labour Law (EWL). I have been involved in the providing of training on atypical workers for the International Labour Organisation. I also acted as an expert for the European Trade Union Institute on projects relating to European Works Councils.



Lorber P and Novitz T, Industrial Relations in the UK (Intersentia 2012) ISBN 978-90-5095-959-9; xii +172 pages.

Book chapters

Lorber, P, ‘Les Comités d’Entreprise Européens au Royaume-Uni: une Révolution Manquée?’ in Daugareilh, I. Le dialogue social dans les instances transnationales d’entreprises européennes (2013), 16-29

Lorber P, ‘United Kingdom National Report’ in Dorssemont F and Blanke T (eds.) The Recast of the European Works Councils Directive (Intersentia/ETUI, 2010); ISBN 978-94-000-0075-9; xxiii+ 419 pages; 213-223.

Lorber P, ‘Worker Participation and Industrial Democracy: Strengthening Information and Consultation’ in Ales, E, Jaspers, T, Lorber, P, Sachs-Durand, C and Wrendeling, U (eds), Fundamental social rights in Europe: challenges and opportunities? (Intersentia, 2009) ISBN 978-90-5095-878-3, xxiv + 163 pages, 125-140.

Lorber P, 'Achieving the Fixed-Term Work Directives' Aims: United Kingdom Implementation and Comparative Perspectives' in Pennings, F, Konijn, Y, and Veldman, A (eds), Social Responsibility in Labour Relations - European and Comparative Perspectives (Kluwer Law International, 2008) 533 pages, ISBN 978-90-411-2783-9, 311-329.

Lorber, P, ‘Labour Law’ in Peers, S, and Ward, A, The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (Hart, 2004) 388 ‘ages, ISBN 1-84113-449-X, 211-230.

Lorber, P and Neal AC, ‘Financial Participation of Workers and the Role of Social Partners: United Kingdom Experience’ in Biagi M (ed), Quality of Work and Employee Involvement in Europe (Kluwer Law International 2002), ISBN 90-411-1885 3, 315 pages, 195-218 (50-50%)

Lorber, P, ‘The United Kingdom Employment Policy: A Success Story?’ in Biagi, M (eds) Job Creation and Labour Law (Kluwer 2000), ISBN 90-411-1431-7, 301 pages, 289-301.

Lorber, P, ‘Information and Consultation’ in Bourn, C (eds) The Transfer of Undertakings in the Public Sector, (Ashgate Dartmouth 1999), ISBN 1 84014 772 5, 277 pages, 215-250.

Peer-reviewed articles

Lorber P, ‘La protection des travailleurs en contrats à durée déterminée : l’utilisation délibérée de la Directive’ (2012) 1 Revue de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale, 71-79 published in English in the new English electronic version of the journal in March 2013: Lorber, P ‘Protecting fixed terms workers - using the Directive purposefully’ (2012/13), 88-96 (ISSN in process)

Lorber, P, ‘Implementing the Information and Consultation Directive in Great Britain: A New Voice at Work’ (2006) 22 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 231-258. ISSN 0952 - 617 x

Lorber, P, ‘Reviewing the European Works Council Directive: European progress and United Kingdom Perspective’ (2004) 33 Industrial Law Journal, 191-199. ISSN 0305-9332

Lorber, P, 'National Works Councils: Opening the Door on a Whole New Era in United Kingdom Employment Relations' (2003) 19 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 297-319.

Lorber, P, 'L'actionnariat salarié et gouvernance de l'entreprise: le cas britannique' (2001) Bulletin de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale, 135-147

Lorber, P and Antill, D, 'New Collective and Individual Employment Rights in the United Kingdom under the 1997-2001 Labour Mandate' (2001), 43 The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, 63-70 (50-50%)

Lorber, P, ‘Regulating Fixed Term Work in the United Kingdom: A Step Towards Workers’ Protection?’ (1999) 15 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 121-135.

Lorber, P, ‘An Attempt to Assess the Curious Impact of the European Works Councils Directive on the United Kingdom System of Industrial Relations and Labour Law’ (1997), 9 The Jagiellonian University Yearbook of Labour Law and Social Policy, 95-121.

Lorber, P, ‘The Renault Case: The European Works Councils Put to the Test’ (1997), 13 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 135-142.

Non-peer-reviewed articles

Lorber, P. and Torremans, P. ‘La lettre d’Angleterre’ (2002), 36 Revue Juridique Thémis, 171-177 (50-50%)

Lorber, P, ‘Consultation and Participation’, (2000), 150 New Law Journal, 1662-1663.


Lorber, P and Neal AC, ‘Employment Dispute Resolution in the United Kingdom: An Overview’ in The Future of Dispute Resolutions in Labour and Employment Law, (The Japan Institute.


My research focuses principally on Employment Law and European Social Policy, mainly workers' participation and employee representation. I am also interested in the regulation of atypical forms of employment, particularly fixed-term work.


I am willing to supervise research students in any area of employment law and am happy to discuss research proposals with potential applicants.

Currently supervising

  • Julie McClelland, 'Can the reach of employment protection be extended to atypical working patterns through a unified concept of employee and employment contract?'
  • Robert Wilks, ‘Can the official recognition of sign language offer a solution to the apparent conflict between disability law and Deaf identity, and if so, how?’
  • Ruksar Sattar, 'Reconciliation of Work and Family Life in an Evolving United Kingdom Labour Market: A Role for Grandparents?'
  • Paul Taylor, ‘Past and Spent criminal convictions v employability: is the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act still fit for purpose’ (2016-2022)

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