Social Justice as the Reason for Labor Law

Social justice is the aim, reason, and justification of labor laws, as aptly summed up by former Supreme Court Justice Cesar Alvero Azucena, Jr.[1]

As the basic tenet of social justice states that “those who have less in life must have more in law,”[2] the 1987 Philippine Constitution mandates the State to afford “full protection to labor.”[3] The directive covers all employees whether they be local or overseas, organized and unorganized. [4] In pursuance thereto, the State is mandated to promote full employment and equality of employment opportunities to all.[5]

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