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The Personal Employment Contract

ISBN13: 9780199298631
ISBN: 0199298637
Published: December 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2004)
Price: £44.49
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780199249268

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This book is an analytical study of the current English law of traditional contracts of employment and of other personal employment contracts. Concentrating on the common law basis of individual employment law, it takes full account of relevant British and European Community legislation up to and including the Employment Act 2002, and considers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and of the developing law of human and social rights more generally.

In this work the author has up-dated and built upon his earlier treatise on the Contract of Employment published in 1975. The present work takes account of the very considerable amount of case-law, legislation and legal writing which has affected the law of the contract of employment since the earlier treatise was written.

However, the present work aims to do more than providing a second edition of The Contract of Employment. It addresses a wider range of employment relationships than the previous work did; in fact, it argues for and is constructed around a whole new category of employment contracts, which includes not only contracts of employment but also other "personal employment contracts", a concept which the author articulates and justifies.

Within that novel conceptual framework, many of the major features of the law of employment contracts are re-examined and presented in unfamiliar and challenging terms. Thus, the employer is re-conceptualized as the "employing enterprise", the bilateral structure of employment contracts is re-evaluated, and new explanations are advanced for the functioning of the law of termination of employment contracts and of remedies for wrongful termination.

  • This book provides a comprehensive analysis of a new composite category of employment contracts in English Law and identifies a set of fundamental principles of construction for personal employment contracts
  • An exploration of the novel concept of the employing enterprise, and how this concept replaces the employer
  • Comprehensive analysis of the law concerning the termination of employment contracts

Employment Law
1. Definition and Parties
2. Formation and Structure
3. Content and Construction
4. Performance and Breach
5. Variation
6. Suspension
7. Lawful Termination by the Employing Enterprise
8. Wrongful Termination by the Employing Enterprise
9. Termination other than by the Employing Enterprise
10. Changes in the Enterprise and Transfer of Employment

Series: Oxford Monographs on Labour Law

The Concept of the Employer ISBN 9780198796145
Published September 2016
Oxford University Press
The Concept of the Employer ISBN 9780198735533
Published March 2015
Oxford University Press
Out of print
The Concept of the Employer (eBook) ISBN 9780191054433
Published March 2015
Oxford University Press
Out of print
Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations ISBN 9780199551750
Published December 2011
Oxford University Press
Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations (eBook) ISBN 9780191630019
Published December 2011
Oxford University Press
£75.00 + £15.00 VAT
A Right to Care? Unpaid Work in European Employment Law ISBN 9780199579020
Published April 2011
Oxford University Press
Regulating Flexible Work ISBN 9780199218790
Published March 2008
Oxford University Press
Welfare to Work: Conditional Rights in Social Policy ISBN 9780199237418
Published February 2008
Oxford University Press
EU Intervention in Domestic Labour Law ISBN 9780199277209
Published May 2007
Oxford University Press
European Employment Strategy: Labour Market Regulation and New Governance ISBN 9780199279647
Published December 2005
Oxford University Press
The Personal Employment Contract ISBN 9780199249268
Published July 2004
Oxford University Press
Freedom of Speech and Employment
Lucy VickersSenior Lecturer in Law, Oxford Brookes University
ISBN 9780198268307
Published November 2002
Oxford University Press
Women and the Law
Sandra FredmanReader in Law, Exeter College, Oxford University
ISBN 9780198763239
Published March 1999
Oxford University Press
Women and the Law New ed ISBN 9780198763222
Published August 1998
Oxford University Press
Just Wages for Women
Aileen McColganLecturer in Law, King's College, London
ISBN 9780198265887
Published September 1997
Oxford University Press
The Right to Strike ISBN 9780198254393
Published July 1991
Oxford University Press