The 2009 edition of Employment Law has been written principally for students taking the elective module in employment law on the Legal Practice Course, and is suitable for courses with either a corporate or private client focus. It offers a practical and comprehensive guide to the preventive measures that can be taken and the litigation problems most commonly presented to solicitors in this area of the law. Case study questions, as well as exercises, examples and flow diagrams throughout the book allow students to assess their understanding of the key issues. Key point summaries at the end of most chapters help students identify the most important topics covered. Employment Law has been fully revised and updated to cover all recent UK and European case law, statutory materials, and developments in practice.
Online Resource Centre
The 2009 edition will be accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which will contain updates on new legislation.
About the Author
James Holland is a Barrister, Professor of Employment Law, and Head of Bristol Law School. Stuart Burnett is a Barrister and former Director of Operations at EEF Western and a Visiting Lecturer at Bristol Law School.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of employment law
2. Definition of 'employee'
3. Formulation of contract
4. Statutory controls on the contents of the contract
5. Operation of the contract
6. Discrimination and equal pay
7. Protecting business secrets
8. Restraint of trade
9. Termination of the contract at common law
10. Unfair dismissal
12. Takeovers and transfers of undertakings
13. Employment tribunal procedure