Quotation Brameshuber, Elisabeth, Kager, Ines. 2021. Collective access to national courts for labour law and social policy disputes: Austria. European Labour Law Journal (ELLJ). 12 (4), 436-454.




With this paper we aimed to give an insight into Austria's labour and social security jurisdiction, notably into different forms of collective redress within this system. As the Austrian Labour and Social Courts Act provides for certain instruments of collective redress, the primary focus will be on those. The main drawback of those existing forms of collective action for labour law matters, however, is the lacking possibility for the single employee to enforce the respective judgement. Hence it can only serve as a legal test case. In that respect, instruments of Austria's general civil procedural law could present a practical alternative to the problem and thus the legal framework and ongoing academic debate about the application of those procedures is also a key part of the paper.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal European Labour Law Journal (ELLJ)
Language English
Title Collective access to national courts for labour law and social policy disputes: Austria
Volume 12
Number 4
Year 2021
Page from 436
Page to 454
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/20319525211057865
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/20319525211057865


Kager, Ines (Details)
Brameshuber, Elisabeth (Universität Wien, Austria)
Institute for Austrian and European Labor Law and Social Security Law (Auer-Mayer) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5203 Labour law (Details)
5226 Social law (Details)
5227 Social security law (Details)
5240 European law (Details)
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