This is a textbook on UK employment law which is both introductory and comprehensive. It is aimed primarily at people who have not studied law previously but who are studying for qualifications at either undergraduate or postgraduate level (which include employment law modules). The book is written in an accessible style, offering explanations of all key concepts, together with examples from case law to help readers understand all major developments in the field. It differs from other texts on employment law in its extensive coverage of debates about the law. There is thus a considerable amount of evaluative material included alongside chapters which describe and explain the law. Comparative examples are included wherever possible. Practical aspects of bringing and defending claims in employment tribunals are also covered. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an online resource centre which includes updates, a guide to publications, self-test questions, and additional case studies (with questions).
Table of Contents
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS; 1. The rise of employment law; 2. Sources of employment law and institutions; 3. Barriers to employment rights; PART TWO: DISCRIMINATION LAW; 4. Introducing discrimination law; 5. Principles of sex discrimination law; 6. Issues in sex discrimination law; 7. Equal pay; 8. Race discrimination; 9. Disability discrimination; 10. Religious, sexual orientation, and age discrimination; 11. Other areas of discrimination law; PART THREE: THE CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT LAW; 12. Unfair dismissal - reasons and remedies; 13. Unfair dismissal - reasonableness; 14. Redundancy; 15. Contractual employment rights; 16. Implied terms; 17. Wrongful and constructive dismissal; PART FOUR: HEALTH AND SAFETY; 18. Health and safety - the criminal law; 19. Health and safety - the civil law; 20. Working time; PART FIVE: EMPLOYMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE; 21. Wages and benefits; 22. Family-friendly statutes; 23. Privacy and confidentiality; 24. TUPE; PART SIX: COLLECTIVE EMPLOYMENT LAW; 25. Freedom of association; 26. Consultation and bargaining; 27. Industrial action; PART SEVEN: EMPLOYMENT LAW IN ACTION; 28. Employment tribunal procedure; 29. Preparing and presenting a case
Stephen Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resources Management in the Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University and is also the CIPD National Examiner for Employment Law. Astra Emir is a Barrister-at-law.