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Honeyball & Bowers' Textbook on Employment Law

Fourteenth Edition

Simon Honeyball

28 April 2016

ISBN: 9780198748366

576 pages

In Stock

Price: £44.99

The critiques and complexities of employment law neatly distilled.



A user-friendly text which distils the essentials of employment law alongside critical and contextual insights into the debates shaping this fast-paced area. The foremost issues concerning individual and collective law are examined, including the relationship between the UK and EU, and a chapter on human rights.

  • Analyses the law in context, considering its development against the social, economic, and political background
  • Provides a critical treatment of employment law, pointing out key areas for debate and development, while maintaining a concise, student-friendly format and style
  • Offers discussion of the relationship between the UK and EU with reference to leading decisions from the European Courts
  • Features a separate chapter on human rights and its relationship with employment law
  • Clearly explains complex areas of the law and includes diagrams, chapter introductions and end-of-chapter summaries to ensure student understanding
  • Contains further reading suggestions and references throughout to support students embarking on essays and wider research

New to this edition

  • New Supreme Court decisions are also considered including Clyde & Co LLP v Bates van Winkelhof [2014] on the working status of partners, Hounga v Allen & Anor [2014] regarding race discrimination, West London Mental Health NHS Trust v Chhabra [2014] on the implied contractual right to a fair disciplinary procedure, and E Ivor Hughes Educational Foundation v Morris & Ors [2015] on collective redundancies consultation
  • Discussion on new legislation including the Modern Slavery Act 2015 regarding trafficking of workers and slavery, the Shared Parental Leave Regulations permitting leave to be divided between parents, and the Trade Union Bill and its future impact on taking industrial action

About the Author(s)

Simon Honeyball, Formerly Head of Law, University of Exeter

Professor Simon Honeyball has many years' experience of teaching employment law at the University of Exeter, where he was Head of Law.

Table of Contents

    1:History and institutions of employment law
    2:The concept of employment
    3:The contract of employment
    4:Termination of contract
    5:Continuity of employment
    6:Transfer of undertakings
    7:Statutory employment protection on dismissal
    8:Unfair dismissal
    9:Statutory redundancy payments and consultation procedures
    10:Non-contractual discrimination claims
    11:Contractual discrimination and family rights
    12:Statutory rights regulating the employment relationship
    13:Trade unions
    14:Collective bargaining
    15:Industrial action
    16:Human rights in employment

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