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Employment Law

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John DuddingtonDirector of Legal Studies, Worcester College of Technology

ISBN13: 9780582423763
ISBN: 0582423767
Published: April 2005
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Employment Law John Duddington Employment Law is a straightforward text for students coming to the subject for the first time. It has been planned and written to make employment law as accessible as possible to the reader, but is nonetheless an authoritative guide to the basic principles.

It is therefore suitable for students taking an employment law option as part of a degree course in law, human resources management, business, management, or marketing, and also at the professional level, for example, the CIPD and the ILEX Part 2.

Key features of this book include:-

  • comprehensive coverage of the field, in which the author provides critical commentary and the context necessary to a proper understanding of employment law.
In addition, the book is careful to stress the links between the different areas of the subject careful discussion of fundamental areas of employment law including the employment relationship, contracts of employment, hours of work and pay, discrimination in employment, health and safety at work, and termination of employment the use of diagrams and flow charts to illustrate key points specimen examination questions together with guidelines for answering them emphasis on recent developments, with full coverage of the Employment Act 2002 and other recent legislation.

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Employment Law
ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgementsTable of casesTable of statutesTable of statutory instrumentsTable of European Community materialsTable of statutory rightsKeeping up to date with employment lawUseful websitesGlossary of legal termsAbbreviations used when referring to judgesChapter 1. Employment law and the English legal systemIntroductionDispute settlement in employment lawChapter 2. Employment law and European Community lawIntroductionSources of EC lawThe extent to which EC law is binding on individuals and can be relied on by themThe EC and employment lawInternational labour standardsChapter 3. Employment law and the European Convention on Human RightsIntroductionThe European Convention on Human RightsThe articles of the ECHRScope of the ECHR under the Human Rights Act 1998Relevance of the ECHR to employment lawChapter 4. The employment relationshipIntroductionEmployersEmployeesTests used by the courts to establish whether an employment relationship existsOther points which may be relevant to the question of employment statusIs employment status a question of fact or law? The status of particular types of workersContinuity of employmentChapter 5. The contract of employment: form and contentForm of the contract of employmentCapacity to make a contract of employmentContents of the contract of employmentChapter 6. Continuity of employmentIntroductionThe rules on continuity of employment in operationWeeks which count towards continuity even though there is no contract of employmentWeeks which do not break continuity although they do not count towards periods of continuous employmentCases where continuity is preserved when the employer changesAttempts by employers to prevent employees gaining continuity of employmentChapter 7. Payment of wages and hours of workPayment of wagesItemised pay statementDeductions from wagesRetail employmentSick payPayment of wages during suspension, lay-off and short-timeSuspension from work on medical groundsNational Minimum Wage Act 1998Hours of work: the Working Time RegulationsThe Young Workers DirectiveSunday workingRights to time off workChapter 8. Health and safetyIntroductionAction for compensation (damages) in a common law action for negligenceActions for breach of statutory dutyActions for breach of an implied term in the contract of employmentState benefits for those injured at workThe Health and Safety at Work Act 1974The Health and Safety CommissionThe Health and Safety ExecutiveSafety committees and safety representativesEuropean Community Regulations on health and safetyChapter 9. Discrimination lawIntroductionDiscrimination law claimsSources of discrimination lawSex discriminationDiscrimination by victimisationDiscrimination on grounds of marital statusOther areasProof of discriminationRace discriminationRemedies for race and sex discrimination Disability discriminationDiscrimination on grounds of religion and beliefEqual payChapter 10. Employment rights and the familyIntroductionAntenatal care The right n