Dr Wanjiru Njoya
I explore the interface between employment law and company law, focusing on the interactions between labour and capital in modern market economies. My current research project investigates how notions of economic freedom influence the scope of employment protection, from a legal and philosophical perspective. Recent publications:
'The Acceptable Face of Capitalism: Law, Corporations and Economic Wellbeing' (2018) 29 King's Law Journal
I highlight the contribution made by large corporate employers in enhancing prosperity and economic wellbeing. I argue that the ideal of economic equality matters not for its own sake, but for its contribution to the more important goal of enhancing human flourishing and fuller participation in social and economic life.
'The contract of employment, corporate law and labour income' in Mark Freedland (General Editor) The Contract of Employment (Oxford University Press, 2016). I explore the conceptual links between workers' income expectations, whether or not expressed formally through contracts, and the legal interpretations of the wage-work bargain. I argue that these conceptual links are important in understanding the debates surrounding income inequality.
With Alice Carse, 'Labour law as the law of the business enterprise' in A Bogg, C Costello, ACL Davies and J Prassl (eds) The Autonomy of Labour Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2015)
We explain how labour law meets a range of policy goals including employment protection and enterprise flexibility, profitability and competitiveness.
LLB (Nairobi) LLM (Hull) PhD (Cantab) MA (Oxon)
Rhodes Scholar (St Edmund's College, Cambridge, and Kenya, 1998)
Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Business Research
Supernumerary Teaching Fellow, St John's College, Oxford, 2005-2007
Member of the Divertimentals, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2014-2017