The System of Employment Dispute Resolution in the Russian Federation
A Report Submitted to the IXth European Congress of Labour and Social Security Law - September, 2008. - Freiburg, Germany.
Posted: 1 Oct 2008 Last revised: 22 Dec 2011
Date Written: September 1, 2008
It is possible to say that at present the system of consideration and resolution of employment disputes in the Russian Federation is still under development. Its structure and size, as well as a scope of competence of its particular participants, etc. are still changing. At the same time it is important to note that employees and employers no longer regard a court to be an alien element of the process of protecting their employment rights. They actively use all options given to them by contemporary Russian labour and employment legislation.
Nevertheless, some procedures and mechanisms used in the Russian system of employment dispute resolution have not yet been developed well enough. This makes their usage considerably more difficult.
It's also worth mentioning that Russian employment environment does not have any stable culture of settling employment disputes through negotiations, including engagement of mediators in this procedure. There are no provisions on mediation process and almost no specialists who are able to provide professional mediation services for the settlement of individual employment disputes.
At the same time it seems to be proved that current reform of Russian legislation which has been carried out for the last several years must lead to identifying and further elaboration of a more effective methods and ways of settling employment disputes.
Keywords: employment, labour, dispute resolution, Russia, Russian
JEL Classification: K31, J52
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