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Published: 30 June 2021

928 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198868538

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Smith & Wood's Employment Law

Fifteenth Edition

Ian Smith, Aaron Baker, and Owen Warnock

  • Examines current employment law topics in context, providing thorough coverage of the law as it stands while offering insightful analysis of the debates and controversies which shape legal development
  • The authors discuss key case law and legislation with clarity, and combine detailed explanations with brief extracts from judgments to support students' learning and provide real life context
  • Each chapter begins with an 'overview' section that outlines the main learning outcomes of the topic, while a 'review and final thoughts' feature emphasizes the key issues and highlights areas of development, enthusing students to take their research further
  • Full references to further reading are provided throughout the book to help guide additional research, and further resources and websites can be found online for assessments and revision
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Considers the effects of the 2019 elections, Brexit, and the coronavirus pandemic on employment law matters and how this may impact the future of the law
  • Each chapter includes a new introductory 'context' section that addresses the relevant socio, economic and political context behind each topic to support students understanding
  • Fully updated to include considerable new commentary on the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal case law, as well as coverage of Supreme Court cases, including trade clauses, worker status, dismissal, vicarious liability, and more
  • Chapters on discrimination in employment, work-life balance, and redundancy and reorganization have been extensively rewritten to offer a logical and nuanced approach to these topics
  • States the law as at February 2021 and so includes 2020 legislative changes such as the extended coverage of section one statements of terms and conditions, the inception of bereavement leave and pay and changes to European Works Councils stemming from Brexit

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