HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 13 no. 1 (2002)

Management Prerogatives and Employees' Rights (A General Overview)

Emmanuel O. Sales

Discipline: Economics, Business



Management prerogatives and employees' rights appear to be two contradictory and even at first impression, irreconcilable concepts. There is a tug-and-pull between the assertion of a management prerogative and the exercise of an employee's right. In any instance when there is a tug-of-war between prerogative and right, the limits are drawn such that so much would be removed from authority, or that the exercise of a right becomes qualified. This paper will examine the boundaries of management prerogatives in relation to employees' rights. The delineation is determined from jurisprudence, or how the Supreme Court views the dispute between management and labor.