Employment Law

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Employment Law introduces the issues involved in the regulation of employees and their relations with their employers. It explains the framework governing employment contracts, dismissal procedures and redundancy payments.

The book also covers TUPE, discrimination law and family-friendly legislation, as well as practice and procedure. The book has been comprehensively updated to take account of all the main recent and proposed developments in employment law and practice, including the recent changes to the Early Conciliation procedure.

The book includes short new sections on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on working practices, potential employment tribunal claims and tribunal procedures. It also takes account of the potential impact of Brexit and the EU Withdrawal Act.

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Employment Law introduces the issues involved in the regulation of employees and their relations with their employers. It explains the framework governing employment contracts, dismissal procedures and redundancy payments. The book also covers TUPE, discrimination law and family-friendly legislation, as well as practice and procedure. The book has been comprehensively updated to take account of all the main recent and proposed developments in employment law and practice, including the recent changes to the Early Conciliation procedure. The book includes short new sections on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on working practices, potential employment tribunal claims and tribunal procedures. It also takes account of the potential impact of Brexit and the EU Withdrawal Act.

A number of key European court cases are considered, including the CJEU’s reasoning in the Yodel Delivery Network case (concerning the employment status of Yodel parcel delivery couriers), as well as a number of Supreme Court decisions, including the two recent cases on vicarious liability (Morrisons and Barclays Bank). A number of important Court of Appeal judgments are covered, including Mervyn v BW Controls (litigants in person and lists of issues), Ishola v London Transport (interpretation of PCPs in indirect discrimination) and Heskett (costs and justification in age discrimination), as well as cases looking at the meaning of philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010 in the context of vegetarianism, ethical veganism and copyright.

The case law has been updated to take account of EAT decisions in, for example, Gallacher v Abellio Scotrail Ltd (unfair dismissal); Hill v Lloyds Bank (disability discrimination); Williams v Alderman Davies Church in Wales Primary School (constructive dismissal); Rakova v London Northwest Healthcare Trust (disability discrimination) and Morgan v Abertawe BRP Morgannwg University Local Health Board (expert evidence).
The book is up to date as at 1 October 2020, although account has been taken of some later developments as at 20 November 2020.

Contents

  • The Contract of Employment
  • Termination of the Contract of Employment – Wrongful Dismissal
  • Dismissal – Eligibility to Present a Statutory Claim
  • Redundancy
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Practice and Procedure, Settlements and Overlapping Claims
  • Transfer of Undertakings
  • Discrimination and Equal Pay
  • Direct Discrimination
  • Indirect Discrimination
  • Harassment and Victimisation
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Family-Friendly Rights and the Right to Request Flexible Working
  • Human Rights, Monitoring and Data Protection

Gillian Phillips is currently Director of Editorial Legal Services at Guardian News and Media Limited. She has worked at Times Newspapers and in BBC legal departments and is a part-time employment tribunal judge. She was a Senior Lecturer at The University of Law in Store Street, London. Karen Scott is the Director of Undergraduate Programmes at the Faculty of Laws, University College London and is a part-time employment tribunal judge. Previously, she was a Senior Lecturer at The University of Law in Store Street, London and worked in the employment law department of Pattinson and Brewer Solicitors.

This book is part of a series of study manuals that have been specially designed to cover content for students studying Key Practice Areas on the LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2). Published and updated regularly, these user-friendly study manuals are designed to help you successfully acquire knowledge and understanding of the foundational law of England & Wales.

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  • Print: 978-1-914219-72-6
  • Pages: 704

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