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Employment Law

Employment Law

A Practical Introduction

Elizabeth Aylott


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

Available to pre-order from 3rd June 2018
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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. 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 builds legal knowledge in key areas including immigration, employing temporary staff, changing contracts, discrimination, equal pay, family rights, redundancy and much more.

This fully revised 2nd edition of Employment Law is completely up to date with new legislation and the lawful and effective methods of performing the key areas of the HR function. It places the key legislation and its features in easy to navigate tables, and incorporates fresh case studies demonstrating the effect of regulation, early conciliation, and health and safety. Brand new online resources are available for each chapter, including templates, forms and checklists that can be downloaded and used in practice, additional references and links to useful podcasts.

The HR Fundamentals series is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK professional body for HR and people development with over 145,000 members worldwide. This series of succinct, practical and straightforward guides supports those in the early stages of HR.

Table Of Contents

  • 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 student in their professional development.
Carol Braniff, Chartered FCIP, MCMi, CMC, MIC, AIfL, CIPD Programme Manager, BPP (about a previous edition)

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 (about a previous edition)

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 (about a previous edition)

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749483234
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd September 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 224 pages

About the Author

Elizabeth Aylott is an HR specialist and lecturer in the areas of employee relations and employment law, having worked in both industry and the charitable sector and with extensive experience of resolving employment tribunal claims. She has lectured on CIPD programmes and is currently based at BPP in London, UK where she lectures on HRM and business degrees.

Elizabeth Aylott