Privatizing Justice Agencies: The Due Process Dilemma of At-Will Employees Calder and Mattson, James and Gary

Privatizing Justice Agencies: The Due Process Dilemma of At-Will Emp1oyees, by Dr. James D. Calder and Dr. Gary A. Mattson, discusses the significant gap between substantive and procedural justice in the private and public sectors. It calls attention to the potential for increasing litigation over employee rights under privatization linked to current issues in labor-management relations: employment conditions, allegations of wrongdoing or poor performance, truth verification, medical testing and background investigations. The authors urge public management to consider the employee rights issue as part of any dialogue leading to privatization of public justice services.