Employment law is one of the fastest moving areas in the law today. Fully updated, this new edition steers the student confidently through the complexities of the subject.This book is fully updated to reflect changes introduced by the Equality Act 2006, TUPE Regulations 2006, Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, in addition to changes in the area of maternity leave and pay and holiday entitlement. It contains excellent support for students throughout, with chapter summaries, further reading lists and exercises reinforcing the key learning points encountered in an undergraduate or vocational course in employment law. It provides a popular and well-regarded account of modern employment law, which has been trusted over six editions to provide an engaging introduction to the subject. It is written in straightforward and clear language, helping the student to appreciate the interpretation of employment case and statute law in practical terms.Employment law is one of the fastest moving areas in the law today, with statutory changes, European Directives and new cases changing the detail rapidly.
This book steers the student confidently through the complexities, exploring statute and case law reinforced with summaries, exercises and further reading throughout. It is now fully updated.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Sources and Institutions of Employment Law PART TWO: THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP The Nature of the Relationship Terms of the Contract Implied Duties in the Contract of Employment PART THREE: CONSTRAINTS ON THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP Discrimination Equal Pay Employment Protection PART FOUR: TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT Termination at Common Law Unfair Dismissal Redundancy PART FIVE: TRADE UNIONS AND THE LAW OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION Trade Unions The Rights of Trade Union Members Industrial Action
DEBORAH J. LOCKTON is Deputy Head, Department of Law at De Montfort University, UK, and Editor-in-chief for Contemporary Issues in Law. She has specialized in employment law for many years, and has acted as a consultant for a number of companies. She conducts specialist in-house training courses for both companies and the profession and is the author of several books on employment law. She also contributes to Tolley's Employment and Personnel Procedures and Tolley's Health and Safety at Work.