An Introduction for HR and Business Students



Kathy Daniels


Pages: 288   Published: March 2008

ISBN: 1843981882
ISBN13: 9781843981886

Price: £24.99




Employment Law can be a challenging subject for students who have no prior experience of studying or working with Law.

Employment Law: An Introduction for HRM and Business Students is an ideal text for those business students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses who are taking a module in Employment Law. It covers a comprehensive range of topics enabling students to gain a solid understanding of the key principles of the subject. The engaging, authoritative writing style and range of learning features make this a refreshingly accessible and student-friendly read.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes expanded coverage of the impact of EU Law, and Discrimination Law including ageism, sexual orientation, religious belief, harassment and disability.

Each chapter includes summaries of topical and relevant cases, direction to key sources of legal information and suggestions for further reading while covering the CIPD Standards for the Employment Law elective on the Professional Development Scheme (PDS).

This text includes a range of case studies, tasks and examples to consolidate learning and includes a brand new section on Employment Law study skills to help students get to grips with how to access and read law reports, understand the sources of the law, find and use up-to-date legal information (particularly websites) and how to prepare for exams and written assignments.




Cases referred to in this book
Legislation referred to in this book

Studying Employment Law
The Formation of Employment Law
The Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal
Contract of Employment
Atypical Contracts and the Variation of Contracts
Individual Protection Rights
Discrimination (1)
Discrimination (2)
Termination of Employment (1)
Termination of Employment (2)
Trade Union Legislation
Privacy and Confidential Information
Health and Safety Legislation

Useful Websites



About the author(s)


Kathy Daniels

Kathy teaches at Aston Business School and is a tutor for ICS Ltd in Employment Law and related topics. She is also a tutor on the Advanced Certificate in Employment for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is a fellow of the CIPD. She is a lay member of the Employment Tribunals, sitting in Birmingham. Prior to these appointments she was a Senior Personnel Manager in the manufacturing sector. Kathy has also written for a number of other CIPD texts including ''Employee Relations in an Organisational Context'', ''Equality, Diversity and Discrimination'' with Lynda Macdonald, and the forthcoming textbook from the Aston Centre of Human Resources, ''Strategic Human Resource Management: Building Research-Based Practice''.

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