Dr Megan Pearson is a Lecturer in Law based in the School of Law at the University of Southampton.
She is Director of the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and Law.
- Equality Law
- Employment Law
- Law and Religion
Megan Pearson's current research is on care and work life balance rights in UK employment law. Her work uses vulnerability theory to argue that care and care giving relationships are marginalised and undervalued by the current law. She has presented her research at several conferences and has contributed to a book on 'The Evolution of the Gender Pay Gap: A Comparative Perspective' which will be published by Routledge in 2023. She is currently working on two related projects, one on pregnancy discrimination and one on flexible working rights.
Current PhD Students
Megan Pearson's teaching interests are in Employment and Public Law.
She teaches on the following undergraduate modules:
Equality at Work (module lead)
Megan Pearson is a Lecturer in the Law School and the Director of the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and Law. After completing her PhD in Law at the London School of Economics, she was a Lecturer in Employment Law at the University of Winchester, before joining the University of Southampton in 2016.
Her research and teaching is predominantly in the fields of Employment Law, Equality Law and Human Rights. She has particular interests in gender equality and in law and religion, publishing widely in these areas. Her work has focused on issues such as clashes of equality rights with freedom of religion, the rights of Muslim women to wear the full face veil under ECHR law, the protection of offensive expression in the workplace and whether conspiracy theories can be considered to be 'religions' in law. Her current research is on work life balance rights, particularly relating to flexible working rights and pregnancy discrimination.
She welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in undertaking research in any area related to her research.