- The only employment law textbook which includes a running case study, encouraging students to consider the practical applications of the law, follow, and understand the life-cycle of a company
- Significant cases are covered in depth with choice extracts from judgments and further academic materials, to allow students to engage with the policies, issues, and key debates
- Takes a thorough and detailed approach to individual employment law, with chapters on collective employment law available online, providing a full and reliable guide to the subject
- Regular in-chapter reflection points boost critical engagement with the issues and provide points for discussion
New to this Edition:
- Preliminary consideration of the potential impact of Brexit on employment laws derived from EU labour law
- Discussion of the slew of gig economy and flexible working cases decided by the tribunals and courts since the publication of the second edition, including consideration of the recommendations contained in the report by Matthew Taylor entitled Good Work that was issued in July 2017.
- Analysis of R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor, where the Supreme Court decided to quash the employment tribunal fees regime on the basis that it amounted to an infringement of the common law right to access the courts and justice.
- Coverage of a range of notable new cases adding to the annual leave and holiday pay saga, such as British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock (No. 2), Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts, Sobczyszyn v Szkola Podstawowa w Rzeplinie, and The Sash Window Workshop Ltd. v King.
- Treatment of court decisions reflecting changes in the area of equality and discrimination law, such as Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV, Bougnaoui v Micropole SA, Essop v Home Office (UK Border Agency), Education, Childrens Services and Skills v Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School, Taiwo v Olaigbe, Lee v McArthur, Wasteney v East London NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Constable of West Midlands Police v Harrod, Perera de Souza v Vinci Construction (UK) Ltd, Banaszczyk v Booker Ltd, FirstGroup Ltd v Paulley, OBrien v Bolton St Catherines Academy, and Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, amongst many others.