Focuses on UK employment law which is both introductory and comprehensive. This book offers explanations of key concepts, together with examples from the case law to help readers understand major developments in the field. It covers practical aspects of bringing and defending claims in employment tribunals.
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 that include employment law modules. The book is written in an accessible style, offering explanations of all key concepts, together with examples from the 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 also included wherever possible. Practical aspects of bringing and defending claims in employment tribunals are also covered. There is also a supporting website which will contain regular updates on employment law as it develops, together with additional learning materials. Online Resource Centre Contains updates, additional chapters on employment law, outline answers to student exercises in the text, and web links.
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Stephen Taylor is a senior lecturer in HRM at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, having been previously at UMIST. He is the CIPD's national examiner for its 'Managing in a Strategic Business Context' paper. He has authored or co-authored several books including People Resourcing, Human Resource Management with Derek Torrington and Laura Hall, and the Employee Retention Handbook. In addition he has written many short articles, book chapters and research papers on resourcing and regulatory issues in HRM. He has worked as an academic now for eleven years. Prior to this he was a practising personnel manager in the NHS and in the hotel industry. He regularly represents people in employment tribunals. Astra Emir is a practising barrister specializing in employment law and transport law. She has degrees in law from Oxford University and University College London. Aside from representing parties in court, Astra teaches on a part-time basis at Manchester Metroplitan University and lectures on aspects of employment law in other institutions. She also offers training to professional witnesses. She is a member of Foreign Office Lawyers' Pro Bono Panel and has published several articles on religious and race discrimination issues.
Table of Contents
PART 1: FOUNDATIONS; 1. The rise of employment law; 2. Sources of employment law and institutions; 3. Employment status; 4. Barriers to employment rights; PART 2: DISCRIMINATION LAW; 5. Introducing discrimination law; 6. Principles of sex discrimination law; 7. Issues in sex discrimination law; 8. Equal pay; 9. Race discrimination; 10. Disability discrimination; 11. Recent addittions to discrimination law; 12. Other forms of discrimination law; PART 3: THE CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT; 13. Unfair dismissal - reasons and remedies; 14. Unfair dismissal - reasonableness; 15. Redundancy; 16. Contractual employment rights; 17. Implied terms; 18. Wrongful and constructive dismissal; PART 4: HEALTH AND SAFETY; 19. Health and safety - the criminal law; 20. Health and safety - the civil law; 21. Working time; PART 5: EMPLOYMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE; 22. Wages and benefits; 23. Family-friendly statutes; 24. Privacy and confidentiality; 25. TUPE; PART 6: COLLECTIVE EMPLOYMENT LAW; 26. Freedom of association; 27. Consultation and bargaining; 28. Industrial action; PART 7: EMPLOYMENT LAW IN ACTION; 29. Employment tribunal procedure; 32. Preparing and presenting a case
Employment Law: An Introduction by Stephen Taylor
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