- Used other than as an idiom: see right, work.
- (public policy, law, ethics) The human right (the right of an individual) to have gainful employment.
- (US, public policy, law) The prohibition of union security agreements or closed shops; the prohibition of the requirement that those who take on work in a unionised shop join the union or pay it for representing them.
the fundamental human right to have employment
prohibition of closed shops