Employment Law in Context

Series
Longman
Author
Brian Willey  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
616
Pub.-date
March 2012
ISBN13
9781408270479
ISBN
1408270471
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Description

Employment Law in Contextis the perfect guide to the legal principles that students are likely to encounter on a day-to-day basis as a HR professional. Written by experienced HR practitioners and covering all aspects of the employment relationship from beginning to end, the book also provides invaluable guidance on how to apply the legal principles across a range of practical workplace scenarios.

Features

  • Extended case studies, supported by realistic online ‘HR documentation’.
  • Practical exercises and activities.

  • Exhibit boxes to illustrate key cases, legal principles, official guidance and statistics.

  • Further reading and useful website suggestions.

  • A glossary to shed light on unfamiliar legal terms.

  • Mylawchamber – supporting learning through, case study documentation , interactive multiple choice questions, practice exam questions with guidance, a dedicated chapter on collective employment law, weblinks, glossary, glossary flashcards and legal updates.

New to this Edition

  • Fully up to date with all of the latest legal developments in this area, most importantly the Equality Act 2010.

  • A dedicated section on legal study skills providing invaluable guidance on approaching problem questions in exams.

  • An expanded mylawchamber which now includes, for students, a bank of realistic online documentation supporting the case studies contained in the book, multiple choice questions and new practice exam style questions, with accompanying answer guidance, offering invaluable revision help and a chance for students to test their understanding of legal principles and put their knowledge into practice before their assessments. For lecturers, PowerPoint slides of the figures and diagrams contained within the book are available to use in tutorials and lectures.

Table of Contents

Preface

Publisher's acknowledgements

About the Authors

Guided tour

List of abbreivations

Table of cases

Table of statutes

Table of statutory instruments

Table of statutory codes of practice

Table of European Community Law

List of useful websites

Chapter 1: An introduction to Employment Law

Chapter 2: Regulating the Employment Relationship

Chapter 3: Managing change in the employment relationship

Chapter 4: The context of discrimination at work

Chapter 5: Equality law and the workplace

Chapter 6: Implementing equality in the workplace

Chapter 7: Harassment and bullying at work

Chapter 8: Discipline and dismissal

Chapter 9: Wages and equal pay

Chapter 10: Regulation of working time

Chapter 11: Family leave and work-life balance

Chapter 12: Health, safety and welfare at work

Chapter 13: Conclusion.

Appendix: Feedback on exercises

Glossary

Index

Back Cover

“…an excellent text for undergraduate and postgraduate HR students. The law is covered in appropriate depth and in a practical way. The exercises, activities and glossary are all very useful.” Dr Roger Welch, University of Portsmouth

“A comprehensive, practical and commercially relevant text, which is up to date, clearly structured and supports the student through the learning process…an excellent textbook” Christopher Hull, St Mary's University College, Twickenham.

Are you studying employment law as part of an HR qualification? Then Employment Law in Context is the perfect guide to the legal principles that you are likely to encounter on a day-to-day basis as an HR professional. Written by experienced HR practitioners and covering all aspects of the employment relationship from beginning to end, the book also provides invaluable guidance on how to apply the legal principles across a range of practical workplace scenarios.

Fully up to date with all of the latest legal developments in this area, most importantly the Equality Act 2010, the book also contains a variety of features to support you in your study including:

  • Extended case studies, supported by realistic online ‘HR documentation’.

  • Practical exercises and activities.

  • Exhibit boxes to illustrate key cases, legal principles, official guidance and statistics.

  • Further reading and useful website suggestions.

  • A glossary to shed light on unfamiliar legal terms.

Brian Willey is a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University. He is involved in the delivery of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development employment law programmes.

Visit www.mylawchamber.co.uk/willey to access a wealth of resources to support your studies and teaching.

Self-study resources:

  • Case study documentation

  • Interactive multiple choice questions

  • Practice exam questions with guidance

  • A dedicated chapter on collective employment law

  • Weblinks

  • Glossary

  • Glossary flashcards

  • Legal updates

Author

Brian Willey is a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University. He is involved in the delivery of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development employment law programmes.

Reader Review(s)

“I am very impressed with the book: The authors explain the complexities clearly and present legal material with some contextual discussion… [The] text covers a wide range of topics and represents a good introduction for non law students.” Dr Graeme Lockwood, King's College London 

“…an excellent text for undergraduate and postgraduate HR students. The law is covered in appropriate depth and in a practical way. The exercises, activities and glossary are all very useful.” Dr Roger Welch, University of Portsmouth

“A comprehensive, practical and commercially relevant text, which is up to date, clearly structured and supports the student through the learning process…an excellent textbookChristopher Hull, St Mary's University College, Twickenham


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