Research Profile

Professor Rick Glofcheski

Rick specializes in Tort Law and Labour and Employment Law. His writings are published both locally and internationally. He is the author of the leading tort book, Tort Law in Hong Kong (Hong Kong: Sweet and Maxwell Asia, 2nd edn, 2007) (735 pp), and co-editor and co-author of Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong (2010) (799 pp). Recent articles/book chapters include “Tort Law in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal” forthcoming in Simon Young (ed) The Jurisprudence of the CFA (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011); “A Minimum Wage Law for Hong Kong” (2010) 40 Hong Kong Law Journal  529; Review of Teff’s Causing Psychiatric and Emotional Harm (2010) 40 Hong Kong Law Journal  513; “Job Security and Entitlements within Hong Kong’s Maternity Protection Legislation” (2009) 25 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 327-345 (with Ho Yan Leung); “Fixed Term Contracts in Hong Kong” in Blanpain (ed), International Fixed Term Contracts: a Comparative Study (Brugges:Vanden Broele Publishers, 2009) 251-70; “Hong Kong Libel” in Glasser (ed), International Libel and Privacy (New York: Bloomberg Press, 2009), 112-34 (with Doreen Weisenhaus); “Job Security Issues in a Laissez-Faire Economy”, in Bromwich et al (eds), The Modernization of Labour Law and Industrial Relations in a Comparative Perspective (The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2008) 441-458; Review of Lauff’s Employment Law & Practice in China (2008) 38 Hong Kong Law Journal 891-96; “Where Principle Meets Pragmatism: Tort Law in Post-colonial Hong Kong” in Neyers et al (eds), Emerging Issues in Tort Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007); “Fatal Accidents in Hong Kong” (Hong Kong: LexisNexis, 2007); "Worker Misconduct and the Denial of Claims under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance" (2005) 35 Hong Kong Law Journal 651;   "Connecting the Injury with the Employment" in Young and Jen (eds) Law Lectures for Practitioners 2005 (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell Asia, 2005) 1-25; “The Illusion of Proportionate Liability: The Case of the Incorporated Owners of Albert House” (2004) 34 Hong Kong Law Journal 451; “A Frolic in the Law of Tort: Expanding the Scope of Employer’s Vicarious Liability” (2004) 12 Tort Law Review 18; “Wrongful Termination of Employment Contracts” in J Young and A Chan (eds), Law Lectures for Practitioners 2004 (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell Asia, 2004) 1-39; “The Law of Limitations as Applied to Latent Building Defects” (2000) Vol 16 No 6 Construction Law Journal 379; “Defective Buildings and Defective Law: the Duty of Care in Negligence” (2000) 30 Hong Kong Law Journal 206; “Plaintiff’s Illegality as a Bar to Recovery of Personal Injury Damages” (1999) 19 Legal Studies 6-23.