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Employment Law: A Very Short Introduction

David Cabrelli

March 2022

ISBN: 9780198819240

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

This book gives an overview of the main kinds of employment rights and labour laws found in many countries. It evaluates some of the assumptions underpinning contemporary attitudes to such rights and laws in order to measure whether they are warranted. It also considers economic, political, and social justifications for employment rights and laws.

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This book gives an overview of the main kinds of employment rights and labour laws found in many countries. It evaluates some of the assumptions underpinning contemporary attitudes to such rights and laws in order to measure whether they are warranted. It also considers economic, political, and social justifications for employment rights and laws.

  • Offers an exposition of the main employment rights and labour laws found in Western countries and beyond
  • Gives an overview of the context and background to those rights, including the economic, political, and social arguments and counterarguments
  • Asks where labour law is going, particularly in light of the decline in the trade unions in most Western societies
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

David Cabrelli, Professor of Labour Law, University of Edinburgh

David Cabrelli is a Professor of Labour Law at the University of Edinburgh, and a solicitor qualified in Scotland (non-practising). He is also a visiting professor at Pavia University, Italy. He has written five books, two of which cover employment law, Employment Law in Context (2nd edition, 2016) and Law Express: Employment Law (6th edition, 2018). He is also the assistant editor of the Edinburgh Law Review

Table of Contents

    1:Employment law: Background, origins and sources
    2:The employment relationship and the employment contract
    3:Statutory employment rights
    4:Equality law
    5:Dismissals/discharges
    6:Business reorganisations
    7:Collective labour law 1: Trade unions
    8:Collective labour law 2: Industrial action
    Further Reading
    Index

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