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Employment Law

A Practical Introduction

Gain a thorough grounding in the core principles and practices of UK employment law with the third edition of this practical guide from the HR Fundamentals series.
EAN: 9781398603950
Edition: 3
Format: 233x155
240 pages

About the book

The updated third edition of Employment Law is a clear and practical guide to understanding the complex, important system that regulates the relationship between employers and employees in the UK.

Understanding and applying the law effectively at work is essential for organizations. Employment Law offers a complete overview of the core components that form the interactions between an organization, its employees and the HR function. The third edition includes the latest developments and changes in law and HR perspectives, with new material on the changeability of the law, equal pay and parental leave.

Featuring practical tools, checklists, case studies and real-life examples, Employment Law builds legal knowledge in key areas including recruitment, contracts, discrimination, equal pay, health and safety and managing the end of the employment relationship. It is supported by case studies on topics such as early conciliation, implied rights and diversity and inclusion and online resources including person specification templates and appraisal forms and additional references.

HR Fundamentals is a series of succinct, practical guides featuring exercises, examples and case studies. They are ideal for students and those in the early stages of their HR careers.

About the authors

Elizabeth Aylott has over 15 years' experience as an HR specialist and lecturer in areas of Employment Law and Employee Relations. 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. She is based in Surrey, UK.

The compact yet extremely informative text will prove invaluable to both students and professionals in in the HR and legal fields. What stands out is the clarity in which complicated concepts are broken down and no assumption of legal knowledge is made, or jargon used. Diagrams are used where appropriate to ensure a full understanding of systems and processes. I thoroughly recommend this text.

Adam Doyle, Director of Careers and Enterprise, Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London