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Honeyball & Bowers’ Textbook on Employment Law

Honeyball & Bowers’ Textbook on Employment Law (14th edn)

Simon Honeyball
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date: 01 December 2023

p. 473. The contract of employmentlocked

p. 473. The contract of employmentlocked

  • Simon HoneyballSimon HoneyballFormerly Head of Law, University of Exeter


This chapter focuses on the employment contract. It first considers the emergence of contract over the past two centuries as the favoured legal analysis at common law of the employment relationship and the courts’ historical interaction with statute along the way. It then explores the various express terms and implied terms often found in a contract of employment. It briefly looks at the notion of imposed terms by which express terms are imposed upon the parties by way of the contract of employment through legislation. The chapter closes with an examination of the legal issues that arise when a contract of employment is varied.

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