1st Edition

Modern Employment Law

ISBN 9781138887879
Published June 18, 2018 by Routledge
520 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

Modern Employment Law covers all aspects relating to the employment relationship between employer and employee at both individual and collective levels. All chapters are absorbing and exact, with nuanced topics such as unfair dismissal, discrimination and trade union law being explored from several different angles. Pedagogical features such as Thinking points and Further reading sections enable students to consolidate and extend their knowledge.

Though primarily aimed at LLB students, this book offers a wide-ranging, accurate, authoritative, contemporary and readable guide to modern employment law for all students of the subject, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Although a collaborative effort, each author focused on specific areas of employment law. Ann Lyon examined the statutory rights of employees including topics such as redundancy, unfair dismissal and discrimination and equal pay issues. Charles Barrow had primary responsibility for the introduction, the majority of the contract of employment chapters and the collective aspects of employment law.

Table of Contents

Table of Cases

Table of Legislation

1  Introduction, Historical Overview and the Institutions of Employment Law

2 The Contract of Employment

3 Implied Duties in the Contract of Employment

4 Termination of the Contract of Employment

5 Transfer of Undertakings

6 Part-Time and Fixed-Term Employees

7 Unfair Dismissal 1

8 Unfair Dismissal 2

9 Unfair Dismissal 3

10 Redundancy

11 Discrimination

12 Disability Discrimination

13 Discrimination on the Grounds of Pregnancy and Maternity

14 Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Reassignment

15 Discrimination on the Grounds of Age

16 Leave for Family and Dependants

17 Equal Pay

18 Internal Trade Union Law

19 Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

20 Industrial Action


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Charles Barrow, BSc (Econ), LLM (LSE), Cert Ed, Barrister-at-Law, is Senior Lecturer at Brighton Business School.

Ann Lyon, BA(Hons) History, MA Medieval Studies, York, MPhil Archaeology, Durham, is Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business), University of Plymouth.