Pascale Lorber

Associate Professor Deputy Head of School

Ms Pascale Lorber

School/Department: Law, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 5685



I am currently Deputy Head of School. I led the successful School Athena Swan application and am a Senior Fellow of the HEA. At university level I am the Chair of the Gender Equality Action Group.

I joined the Law School in 1995 having completed a Master in Employment Law in France and in the UK.


My research interest lies in the field of employment law specifically industrial democracy and collective voices at work. I have published books and articles in this area. I am a member of the editorial team of the Bulletin de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale. I am the UK representative of an academic European Network on Labour Law (EWL) which teaches comparative and European Labour Law and conducts research projects.

I have been involved in the providing of training on atypical workers for the International Labour Organisation and acted as an expert for the European Trade Union Institute on projects relating to worker participation.


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

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)

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

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.


I am willing to supervise research students in any area of employment law and I 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'

Paul Taylor ‘Past and Spent criminal convictions v employability: is the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act still fit for purpose’ 


I teach on the LLM Employment Law (Contract of Employment, Equality Law, Termination of Employment, Collective Labour Law, EU labour law and International Labour standards) and the employment law undergraduate module. I supervise dissertations and teach study skills.

Press and media

I can be contacted on topics related to employment law.
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