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Employment Law

Employment Law

A Practical Introduction

Elizabeth Aylott

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Gain a thorough grounding in the core principles and practices of employment law with this essential guide from the HR Fundamentals series.

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About the book

While recognized to be an important system that regulates the relationship between employers and employees, to many, the world of employment law can seem complex and confusing. Employment Law is a clear and practical guide to understanding and applying the law effectively at work in the UK. It offers a complete overview of the fundamentals of employment law, exploring its importance for an organization, its employees and the HR function. Using a combination of practical tools, checklists, case studies and real-life examples, it builds legal knowledge in key areas including recruitment, contracts, discrimination, equal pay, health and safety and managing the end of the employment relationship.

This fully revised second edition of Employment Law is updated to include the latest developments and changes in law and HR perspectives. It contains new material on employment statuses, Gender Pay Gap Reporting, Shared Parental Leave, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and disability discrimination, which is supported by updated case studies and a suite of new online resources.

HR Fundamentals is a series of succinct, practical guides for students and those in the early stages of their HR careers. They are endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK professional body for HR and people development, which has over 145,000 members worldwide.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - PART ONE: Fundamentals;
    • Chapter - 01: What is employment law?;
    • Chapter - 02: The importance of employment law;
    • Chapter - 03: Employment law and strategy;
  • Section - PART 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;


Liz has written this second edition of Employment Law with HR students and the newly qualified HR professional in mind. It is a valuable jargon-free introduction to employment law and I thoroughly recommend it as an indispensable guide for business and HR students needing to understand employment law and for those applying employment law to the workplace.
Andrew Chadwick, Dean of the BPP Law School

Liz Aylott has done it again in producing a clear, pragmatic and practical employment law book. This excellent second edition is fully up-to-date to include the many changes in the competitive environment which impact on employment, including the gig economy, Brexit, GDPR, gender pay gap reporting and shared parental leave. This excellent toolkit will be of great value to students, HR professionals and anyone with people management responsibilities
Pam Williams, Human Resources Director, Gamma

This practical book will help students who have started to learn about the employment law. It is well-written and ensures that it is easy to understand difficult topics.
Jennifer Park, Head of UG Business Management Programmes and MSc Professional HR, BPP University

A valuable learning resource and reference on employment law that will help practitioners develop and enhance their skills and perceptions in the critical role of the HR manager as a member of a management group who is responsible for coordinating the running of an organisation and managing a supportive employment relationship by dealing with any individual or collective issues that arise.
Trevor Hills, HR Business Consultant

An excellent reference point for professionals as well as those who are studying HR and employment law. This book is a straightforward, easy and digestible read for anyone who wishes to understand and apply employment law in the work context. Liz does a brilliant job of informing the reader about a very relevant and necessary topic and demonstrates how each aspect of employment law can be applied in various working environments.
Akua Richardson, Human Resources Manager, Gamma

Easy to understand for HR students, HR professionals and line managers alike. It is a first step into the complex world of employment law.
Andrew Zimuto, Employment Tribunal Judge (about a previous edition)


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749483234
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd September 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 240 pages
  • Series: HR Fundamentals Series

About the Author

Elizabeth Aylott is an experienced HR specialist and lecturer in the areas of employee relations and employment law. After a career in HR, both in industry and the charitable sector, she taught on CIPD programmes at all levels and lectured on HRM and business degree courses, including at BPP University Business School, where she now works in a wider capacity. She is also the author of Employee Relations, published by Kogan Page.

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