Labour Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of the subject by a team of prominent labour lawyers, and includes both collective labour rights and individual employment rights. By placing the law in its social, economic and political contexts, and showing how the law works in practice through case-studies, students will acquire not only a good knowledge of the law but also an appreciation of its importance and the complexity of the issues. Fully updated with recent developments in the field, the text's clear structure, logical chapter organisation, and uncluttered text design combine to make it a truly accessible way into the subject. Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates studying UK Labour and Employment law, this book is a must-read for those wishing to excel in the field.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Nature and sources of labour law; 2. Globalisation and labour law; Part II. The Contract of Employment: 3. Terms of the contract of employment; 4. Authority and co-operation; 5. Flexibility and precarious work; 6. The personal scope of labour law; Part III. Statutory Regulation of the Employment Relationship: 7. Wages; 8. Working time; 9. Equality; 10. Work/life balance; 11. Civil liberties at work; Part IV. Collective Labour Rights: 12. Freedom of association and the right to organise; 13. Freedom of association and trade union autonomy; 14. The right to bargain collectively; 15. The right to be informed and consulted; 16. Collective action and the right to strike; 17. Liability for collective action; Part V. Termination of Employment: 18. Wrongful dismissal; 19. Unfair dismissal; 20. Economic dismissal.
Labour Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of the subject by a team of prominent labour lawyers. Providing commentary and integrated materials, it fully equips the students with the information they need for their course. Case studies showing the law 'in action' combine with a clear and logical structure to make it essential reading.
Hugh Collins is Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford. Keith Ewing is Professor of Public Law at King's College London. Aileen McColgan is a barrister at 11 KBW and Professor of Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds.
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