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Introduction to Employment Law

Fundamentals for HR and Business Students

Understand the fundamentals of UK employment law and the practical application in the workplace without the need for any prior legal knowledge.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781398603783
Edition: 6
Published:
Format: 245x190
320 pages

About the book

Written specifically for HR and business students, Introduction to Employment Law is a clear, accessible and jargon-free guide to UK employment law and how it applies in practice.

This book covers all the essentials of employment law including employment contracts, discrimination, redundancy and employment tribunals. There is also expert guidance on key issues including shared parental leave, flexible working policies and protected characteristics. Fully revised with the latest cases and legal developments, this new edition includes coverage of the rights of agency workers, bereavement leave, furlough practices and the legal implications of Brexit. This textbook doesn't assume any prior knowledge of the UK legal system and equips students with the knowledge and skills that they need to take forward into the workplace.

Packed with pedagogical features to consolidate learning including tasks, examples, explore further sections and key learning points as well as a dedicated study skills chapter covering employment law assignments and exams, Introduction to Employment Law is essential reading for all students studying the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate module in employment law. It is also an accessible introduction for Level 7 students and those on undergraduate and postgraduate business courses needing a thorough grounding in employment law. Online resources include lecture slides, case studies, annotated weblinks and an instructor's manual.

About the authors

Professor Kathy Daniels is Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement) at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. She teaches employment law and employee relations at both undergraduate and masters level and is the lead tutor for employment law programmes at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She writes and presents extensively for a variety of organizations and law firms, specialising in employment law. She is a lay member of the Employment Tribunals, sitting in Birmingham. Prior to these appointments she was a senior HR manager in the manufacturing sector.


A great introduction to what is arguably the most important aspect of people management, given we can neither manage people fairly nor well if we can't as a minimum do it lawfully. A clear, easy-to-read book which is a veritable page-turner in this genre! Highly recommended not just for HR students but for anyone managing people in the UK.

Keith F Watson, LL.M, Chartered FCIPD FCMI FLPI, FITOL Director 360 HR Solutions and Tutor on CIPD Qualifications