- Dr Einat Albin
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 2010 - December 2010) - British Academy Visiting Academic researching on 'Sexual Harassment of Workers and Dress Codes'
- Dr Sergio Canalda
Sergio Canalda is a lecturer at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and a member of the Spanish research group in Labour and Social Security Law (greDTiSS).
He has been visiting UCL Laws between April and June 2013 carrying on research on the notion of employer and the consequences of the new inter-firm relationships on employment relations. The core argument of his work is that the fragmentation of productive organization also provokes a parallel fragmentation of labour rights. New organizational phenomena such as franchise networks or virtual enterprises create a multilateral employment relationships which typically escape from health and safety regulation or from the mechanisms of workplace representation.
- Dr Valerio Destefano
Dr De Stefano is a researcher with a grant from Università Commerciale “L. Bocconi”, Milan, and he will be a visiting academic at UCL from February through May 2012.
Dr De Stefano will carry on research on temporary forms of employment and on the employment contract as a flexibility tool for firms. In a previous publication (http://www.ilo.org/labadmin/what/pubs/WCMS_116294/lang--en/index.htm), Dr De Stefano argued that recourse to temporary forms of employment in Italy may be motivated also by the fact that temporary workers might be induced to implicitly waive some of their statutory or contractual rights, by not exercising them, in order not to displease the employer/principal and to try to obtain an extension or renewal of their contract.
- Professor Giovanni Orlandini
Giovanni Orlandini is a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Siena (Italy), and a Visiting Professor at UCL Laws between August and September 2012.
The object of his research while in London is the posting of workers within the framework of the provisions of services and the use of social clauses within public contracts to contrast social dumping practices.
- Professor Katherine Stone
Professor Katherine Stone is the Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Professor of Law at UCLA. She is also Visiting Professor at UCL in November 2012 and is on the advisory board of the UCL Labour Rights Institute. Professor Stone is a leading expert in labor and employment law in the United States. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 2008 and a Russell Sage Fellowship for 2008-2009 for her work on the changing nature of employment and the regulatory implications. Professor Stone's recent book, From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace (Cambridge University Press in 2004) won the 2005 Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association for the "outstanding book that best links scholarship to struggles for justice in the real world." The book was also the finalist (second place) for the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Her forthcoming book, Globalization and Flexibilization: The Remaking of the Employment Relationship in the 21st Century, will examine the changing employment landscape in Japan, Australia, and Europe.