1st Edition

Unlocking Employment Law

By Chris Turner Copyright 2013
    736 Pages
    by Routledge

    by Routledge

    For those approaching employment law for the first time, either in the course of an undergraduate or postgraduate elective within a law degree, or as students of business, HRM and allied professions, Unlocking Employment Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an indispensible foundation in the subject. Including all the latest developments in law, such as the developments relating to the Equality Act 2010, the book explains in detailed, yet straightforward terms:

    • The origins of modern employment law
    • The effect of EU membership on UK employment law
    • Institutions and procedure
    • Employment status
    • The contract of employment
    • Restraint of trade
    • Implied terms
    • Statutory employment protections
    • Protection from discrimination
    • Health and safety law
    • Grievances and discipline
    • TUPE transfers
    • Termination of employment
    • Contractual duties of ex-employees
    • Trade Union membership and collective bargaining.

    The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter contains:

    • aims and objectives
    • activities such as self-test questions
    • key facts charts
    • diagrams
    • chapter summaries
    • definitions of legal terminology
    • essay questions with answer plans.

    The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualification courses as well popular option units.


    1. The historical background to UK employment law  2. The effect of EU membership on UK employment law  3. Employment status  4. The contract of employment  5. Implied terms  6. Statutory employment protections  7. Protection from discrimination (1) equal pay  8. Protection from discrimination (2) sex discrimination   9. Protection from discrimination (3) racial discrimination:  10. Protection from discrimination (4) disability discrimination:  11. Protection from discrimination (5) recent developments in discrimination law  12. Protection from discrimination (6) pursuing discrimination claims  13. Health and safety law  14. Grievances and discipline  15. TUPE transfers  16. Termination of employment (1) continuity, notice and dismissal:  17. Termination of employment (2) termination other than by dismissal  18. Termination of employment (3) wrongful  ismissal  19. Termination of employment (4) unfair dismissal:  20. Termination of employment (5) redundancy:  21. Contractual duties of ex-employees  22. Institutions and procedure  23. Employment rights related to Trade Union membership


    Chris Turner LLM is a qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University.

    Series Editors:
    Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University. Martin and Turner are also series editors of the Key Facts and Key Cases series, published by Hodder Education.