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Employment Law

Employment Law

Elizabeth Aylott

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Understand and apply UK law effectively at work with this guide.

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About the book

Employment Law is a practical guide to understanding and applying the law effectively at work in the UK. Tailored to the needs of practitioners it offers a complete overview of the fundamentals of employment law, examining its importance for an organization, its employees and the HR function. Using a combination of practical tools, assessments, scenarios and case studies from best practice it will build your legal knowledge of key areas including immigration, employing temporary staff, changing contracts, discrimination, equal pay, family rights, redundancy and much more.

Employment Law is part of the HR Fundamentals series, offering practical advice to HR professionals starting out in their career, completing CPD training or studying for their professional qualifications with the CIPD. It is the ideal companion to Employee Relations, also by the same author.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Fundamentals;
    • Chapter - 01: What is employment law?;
    • Chapter - 02: The importance of employment law;
    • Chapter - 03: Employment law and strategy;
  • Section - TWO: In practice;
    • Chapter - 04: How it works;
    • Chapter - 05: How you do it;
    • Chapter - 06: Planning and action;
    • Chapter - 07: Measurement;
    • Chapter - 08: Conclusions and Government changes to employment law


This is an ideal book for all CIPD students and is currently unique in its emphasis on level 5 study in particular. It is a text that focuses on the practical implications of law and supports HR students in their professional development
Carol Braniff, Chartered FCIPD, MCMI, CMC, MIC, AIfL, CIPD Programme Manager, BPP

In this demanding environment, many small businesses feel vulnerable to costly litigation. This book provides a useful means by which managers can find their way through the employment law maze
Chris Buxton, CEO at British Fluid Power Association

This book will prove an invaluable tool in the field of study of both HR and employment law. Its primary focus is to support HR professionals by providing practical guidance on the application of employment law
Wendy Smith, LLM, Chartered FCIPD, CMgr FCMI, HR Case Manager, Anglian Water Services

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749469740
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd May 2014
  • Paperback
  • Format: 233x154
  • 224 pages
  • Series: HR Fundamentals Series

About the Author

Liz Aylott has over 15 years of experience as an HR specialist and Lecturer in areas of Employee Relations and Employment Law. After a career in HR both in industry and the charitable sector, she joined the Hampshire Business School where she lectured on CIPD programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Currently based at BPP where as a member of the Business School faculty she lectures on HRM and business degrees, she also has extensive experience of resolving Employment Tribunal claims.

Elizabeth Aylott