Unlocking Employment Law

By Chris Turner

© 2013 – Routledge

736 pages

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About the Book

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 companion website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides supporting resources such as multiple choice questions and updates in law.

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Author:
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.

About the Series

Unlocking the Law

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. The books have been designed with the same format and structure, so each chapter in each book includes: a list of aims and objectives, activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning.

All topic areas are broken up into manageable sections with a logical progression and extensive use of headings and numerous sub-headings as well as an extensive contents list and index. Each book in the series contains a variety of flow charts, diagrams, key facts charts and summaries to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially when revising for examinations. Key facts charts not only provide a quick visual guide through the subject but are also useful for revision.

Many cases are separated out for easy access and all cases have full citation in the text as well as the table of cases for easy reference. The emphasis of the series is on depth of understanding much more than breadth of detail. For this reason each text also includes key extracts from judgments where appropriate. Extracts from academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are also included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas. In both cases these are highlighted and removed from the body of the text.

Finally the books also include much formative 'self-testing', with a variety of activities ranging through subject specific comprehension, application of the law, and a range of other activities to help the student gain a good idea of his or her progress in the course. Appendices with guides on completing essay style questions and legal problem solving supplement and support this interactivity. Besides this a sample essay plan is added at the end of most chapters.

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 Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.

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