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Readership: Primary: Solicitors and barristers specializing in employment law. Students at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as those preparing for professional examination on the LPC and BVC.
Secondary: Human Resources professionals. Academics and academic reference libraries.
John Bowers QC, Barrister, Littleton Chambers; Recorder, Midlands Circuit; Honorary Professor of Law, University of Hull
Review(s) from previous edition"The seventh edition of John Bowers' A Practical Approach to Employment Law is a comprehensive, almost encyclopaedic review of employment law, but in a remarkably slim tome given the ground it covers...A large amount of serious law is presented in a lucid, easy to read style... The book provides an invaluable reference point for expert practitioners seeking to home in on specific questions. - Ellen Temperton (Baker & McKenzie), New Law Journal.
"The author is a barrister of considerable repute with extensive experience of both advising on employment law issues and advocacy in various forms. It provides a clear guide to all aspects of individual and collective employment law in practice today...This book is a comprehensive review of employment law and contains various illustrations of unreported decisions which the author is able to bring to the reader's attention as a result of his time spent in various tribunals." - Michael Grisenthwaite (Fidelity International, London), International Company and Commercial Law Review.
2: The Status of Employee
3: The Individual Contract of Employment and its Sources
4: Rights and Obligations of Employer and Employee
5: Statutory Regulation of Wages and Hours
6: The Duty of Fidelity and Restraint of Trade Clauses
7: Equal Pay
8: Sex and Race Discrimination
9: Disability Discrimination
10: Age Discrimination
11: Other Discrimination Provisions: Part-time and Fixed Term Workers, Religion or Belief and Sexual Orientation
12: Maternity, Parental and Domestic Care Rights, and Flexible Working
13: Continuity of Employment
14: The Scope of Statutory Protection: Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy
15: Termination of Contract and Wrongful Dismissal
16: Unfair Dismissal
17: Public Interest Disclosures, Dismissal and Detriment Claims
18: Redundancy Payments
19: Consultation about Redundancy
20: Transfers of Undertakings
21: Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining
22: Protection of Trade Union and Cognate Activities
23: Strikes and Other Industrial Action
24: Picketing and Public Order
25: Employment Law and Human Rights