Honeyball & Bowers’ Textbook on Employment Law provides a concise account of the essentials of employment law while offering critical and contextual insights into the debates shaping this area of law. This volume considers both individual and collective issues as well as examining the role of the EU in UK employment law. A separate chapter on human rights looks at the role human rights legislation plays in the development of employment law. The title takes account of new Supreme Court decisions including Bates van Winkelhof on the working status of partners; Hounga on race discrimination; Chhabra on the implied contractual right to a fair disciplinary procedure and E. Ivor Hughes Education Foundation on collective redundancies consultation.
New legislation covered includes the Modern Slavery Act 2015 concerning trafficking of workers and slavery; the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which includes measures on equal pay transparency, whistle-blowing and unpaid tribunal awards and the Shared Parental Leave Regulations allowing parental leave to be shared between parents at times of their choosing. The Trade Union Bill is also considered which, when enacted, will make taking industrial action much more difficult.
Keywords:human rights, Supreme Court, discrimination law, whistle-blowing, tribunals, trade unions, industrial action
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- 1. History and institutions of employment law
- 2. The concept of employment
- 3. The contract of employment
- 4. Termination of contract
- 5. Continuity of employment
- 6. Transfer of undertakings
- 7. Statutory employment protection on dismissal
- 8. Unfair dismissal
- 9. Statutory redundancy payments and consultation procedures
- 10. Non-contractual discrimination claims
- 11. Contractual discrimination and family rights
- 12. Statutory rights regulating the employment relationship
- 13. Trade unions
- 14. Collective bargaining
- 15. Industrial action
- 16. Human rights in employment