The compatibility of labour law protection with algorithmic management
PhD student: Mrs A. Joppe
Promotor: Prof S.A. de Vries
Duration: 1/2/2022 - 31/1/2028
Algorithmic management refers to a diverse set of technological tools and techniques, mostly algorithms, that structure the conditions of work and remotely manage workforces. In other words, algorithms take over managerial tasks of the employer, such as assigning tasks to workers, monitoring and evaluating work and taking decisions. This has certain benefits, but also raises several issues for the worker or employee. In this research, I will investigate, partly on the basis of comparative research, whether and to what extent the protection of (national) labour law is sufficient to protect workers against these issues. Furthermore, I will study possible changes that are desirable in this regard, either at the European level or national level.