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Introduction To Employment Law

Introduction To Employment Law

Fundamentals for HR and Business Students

Kathy Daniels

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Gain a thorough grounding in employment law with this clear and easy to navigate textbook, packed full of engaging case studies and interactive learning tools.

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About the book

Introduction to Employment Law is the most accessible and concise employment law textbook on the market. A clear structure takes the reader through every aspect of employment legislation, including employment tribunals, the contract of employment, individual protections rights, discrimination and the protected characteristics, trade union legislation, and privacy and confidential information. It is essential reading for students studying employment law as part of HR and business degrees, as well as HR and business managers looking to further their knowledge of employment law for practical use.

Written in a clear and engaging style, this new edition of Introduction to Employment Law is packed with interactive tools that consolidate your learning and will help you relate theory and law to real-life practice: chapter objectives, examples to work through, tasks and activities to encourage the exploration of the issues addressed in greater depth, and key learning points that pull out the most important areas for you to remember. Features of the 4th edition include the latest developments in employment law, full coverage of the CIPD module at level 5 and a useful introduction to the topic for students at level 7, a brand new section on social media with reference to recent case law and extended coverage of the formation and development of the law and the politics behind it. Extensive online resources are also available, and include annotated web links, summaries of key points from each chapter, and podcasts, as well as updated and additional case studies and lecture slides.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: The Formation of Employment Law;
    • Chapter - 02: The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal;
    • Chapter - 03: Contract of Employment;
    • Chapter - 04: Atypical Contracts and the Variation of Contracts;
    • Chapter - 05: Individual Protection Rights;
    • Chapter - 06: Discrimination - Concepts and Definition;
    • Chapter - 07: Discrimination - The Protected Characteristics;
    • Chapter - 08: Termination of Employment;
    • Chapter - 09: Redundancy and Transfers of Undertaking;
    • Chapter - 10: Trade Union Legislation;
    • Chapter - 11: Privacy and Confidential Information;
    • Chapter - 12: Health and Safety Legislation;
    • Chapter - 13: Study Skills in Employment Law


Kathy Daniels offers a jargon-free, highly accessible introduction to employment law for both HR practitioners and students at all levels.
Neil Pritchard, BA Programme Leader, North Wales Business School, Glyndwr University

The fifth edition of this excellent textbook is a boon for CIPD students studying at levels 5 and 7. It has clarity without overkill, and the wide range of citations and case studies to work through make it an excellent tool for students and tutors alike. The section on study skills in employment law is of particular help to students who often struggle to know where to start looking when they begin researching legal issues.
Elspeth Woods, Programme Manager and CIPD tutor, Northampton College

Kathy Daniel's Introduction to Employment Law has become a 'go to' textbook for employment law. It covers all aspects of the ever-changing landscape of employment law together with the background and context for UK law, and is written in a very accessible way with key learning points, the incorporation of important cases and suggestions for further research and study. Now in its fifth edition, it is vital for all HR and business students, as well as a resource for HR and business practitioner's continuing professional development.
Carole Parkes, Professor of Responsible Management, University of Winchester Business School

A rarity amongst law textbooks, clear, concise, up to date and pitched at exactly the right depth for CIPD students
Neil Pritchard, BA Business Programme Leader, Business School, Glyndwr University, UK

To HR professionals, a sound understanding of employment law is fundamental to professional credibility, yet many are daunted when applying what they know to real employment relations issues. This text is the perfect foundation for students and practitioners at all levels; intuitively focusing on practical knowledge requirements, whilst exploring the complexity of case law in a current and accessible way
Jacqui Ruding, CIPD and HR Programmes Curriculum Lead, MOL


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Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843984078
  • Edition: 4
  • Published: 15th March 2016
  • Paperback
  • Format: 245x189
  • 288 pages

About the Author

Kathy Daniels is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School, UK. She is also a tutor on the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates in Employment Law for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is a fellow of the CIPD. She is a lay member of the Employment Tribunals, sitting in Birmingham. Prior to these appointments she was Head of HR at a large manufacturing organisation.

Kathy Daniels