Pascale Lorber

Pascale LorberAssociate Professor, Deputy Head of School
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 5685

Personal details

Maitrise Droit des Affaires, Certificat Droit Social (Strasbourg), LLM (Leicester)

Pascale first joined the Law school as a research and teaching assistant in 1995. Pascale is a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Her research interest lies in the field of employment law, specifically industrial democracy and collective voices at work. She has published books and articles in this area. Pascale is 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. She is also the UK representative of an academic European Network on Labour Law (EWL) which teaches comparative and European Labour Law and conducts research projects. She has been involved in the providing of training on atypical workers for the International Labour Organisation and continues acting as an expert for the European Trade Union Institute on projects relating to worker participation.

Pascale has taught employment law, European law and French law as well as study skills. Since 2006, she has been heavily involved in the teaching and administration of our LLM in Employment Law by distance learning.

Pascale has been a contributor to the Kluwer blog on ‘Regulating for Globalisation


Employment law, collective representation.


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

Current supervision

  • Sari Brice, 'To what extent does UK labour law prevent and tackle mental health in the workplace' (part time)
  • Paul Taylor, ‘Past and Spent criminal convictions v employability: is the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act still fit for purpose’ (2016-2022) (Part time)



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

Book chapters

With T Jaspers, ‘Workers’ Participation in Business Matters’ in T Jaspers, F Penning and S Peters (ed) European Labour Law (Intersentia, 2019) 373-429

'Directive 2002/14/EC establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community' in E Ales, M Bell, O Deinert, S Robin-Olivier (ed) International and European Labour Law (Nomos, Hart publishing 2018)

with J Cremers 'Transposition of provisions of the Recast Directive on the functioning of the European Works Council' (p85-106) and with R Jagodzinski, 'Enforcement frameworks and employees’ rights of access to enforcement procedures' (p107-178) in R Jagodzinski, Variations on a theme? The implementation of the EWC Recast Directive (ETUI 2015) ISBN 978-2-87452-386-1. Online access

2009/38/EC: European Works Council’ in M Schlachter (ed) EU Labour Law – A Commentary (Wolters Kluwer, 2014) 557-601

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.

Peer-reviewed articles

with O Golynker, ‘Directive 2019/1158 on work-life balance for parents and carers in the UK: the Brexit effect (2020) 4 Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale 108

with O Golynker, ‘La Directive 2019/1158 concernant l’équilibre entre vie professionnelle et vie privée des parents et des aidants au Royaume-Uni : l’effet Brexit’ (2020) 3 Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale 120

Guest editor with G Santorro of the special issue on La Directive 2019/1158 du 20 juin 2019 concernant l'équilibre entre vie personnelle et vie privée des parents et des aidants

Lorber, P., Rooney, S. & Enden, M. (2019) Making assessment accessible: a student–staff partnership perspective, Higher Education Pedagogies, 4:1, 488-502, DOI:10.1080/23752696.2019.1695524

Lorber, P, Economic Dismissals in the United Kingdom: The Judiciary and its Search for Compliance with EU Law, (2017) 4 Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale, 182   Open access version

Lorber, P, 'Les Licenciements Economiques au Royaume-uni : Les Juges en Quête de Conformité avec le Droit Européen' (2017) 2 Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale 80   Open access version

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   Open access version

Lorber, P, ‘Reviewing the European Works Council Directive: European progress and United Kingdom Perspective’ (2004) 33 Industrial Law Journal, 191-199. ISSN 0305-9332   DOI:10.1093/ilj/33.2.191

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   Open access version

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