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Employment law: an introduction

Employment law: an introduction

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD3009

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Stephen Taylor
  • Biografical Information: 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.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
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Short Description

XXIII, 602 pages : ILlustrations ; 25 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Employment law: an introduction is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Stephen Taylor, Astra Emir.
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 17 editions
  • First edition Date: 2006
  • Last edition Date: 2015
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD3009
  • Dewey Code: 344.4101
  • ISBN: 0199286760 9780199286768
  • OCLC: 64097287

Publisher Description:

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.

Main Contents

The rise of employment law
Sources of employment law and institutions
Employment status
Barriers to employment rights
Introducing discrimination law
Principles of sex discrimination law
Issues in sex discrimination law
Equal pay
Race discrimination
Disability discrimination
Recent additions to discrimination law
Other areas of discrimination law
Unfair dismissal : reasons, and remedies
Unfair dismissal : reasonableness
Contractual employment rights
Implied terms
Wrongful and constructive dismissal
Health and safety : the criminal law
Health and safety : the civil law
Working time
Wages and benefits
Family-friendly statutes
Privacy and confidentiality
Freedom of association
Consultation and bargaining
Industrial action
Employment tribunal procedure
Preparing and presenting a case.

Summary Note

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. '''

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