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Selwyn's Law of Employment

Twenty-second Edition

Astra Emir

23 May 2022

ISBN: 9780192858795

752 pages

In Stock

Price: £42.99

The ultimate black letter employment law handbook.



Thorough and practical in its treatment of individual and collective employment law issues, Selwyn's Law of Employment delivers an insightful discussion and detailed coverage of core topics, making it the ideal reference book for students.

  • Broad coverage reflects individual and collective employment law matters with reference to UK and EU case law, consolidating Selwyn's Law of Employment as complete reference guide, and encouraging students towards a well-rounded understanding
  • Structured chapters and a clear layout ensure that readers can find information quickly, making the text an ideal study guide for students
  • Provides a practical, black-letter approach to the subject, distilling complex ideas in a way that makes all topics accessible
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A new structure, organised by parts, provides a clear overview of the employment law frameworks
  • New online animated diagrams offer a lucid and contextualised explanation of the employment law system and legal processes
  • Considers the impact of Covid-19 on legislation, including duties and rights of employers, extensions on sick pay, as well as the issue of compulsory vaccination and the ECHR case Vavricka v the Czech Republic
  • A thorough update to the law, including updated discussion on the gig economy and employment status, as well as seminal cases Forstater v CGD Europe on freedom of belief, ASDA Stores Ltd v Brierley & Ors on equal pay, Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake on live-in carers and the national minumum wage, Herbai v Hungary on freedom of expression, and Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice CA on justification for age discrimination
  • Updates to legislation including The Social Security Contributions (Intermediaries) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 on IR35, and the points-based system of immigration set out in the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020

About the Author(s)

Astra Emir, Barrister-at-law

Astra Emir has been a practising barrister for many years, specialising in employment , transport and regulatory law and a nuber of other areas. She also lectures and is an examiner for various institutions, is the co-author of Employment Law: An Introduction (OUP 2019) among other publications, and is the founder of Legal Confidence training and blog.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Institutions and Sources
    1:The institutions of employment law
    Part 2: The Contract of Employment
    2:The nature of a contract of employment
    3:The formation of a contract of employment
    Part 3: Equality and Family Friendly Rights
    4:Equality in employment
    5:Equal pay
    6:Family friendly rights
    Part 4: Protection at Work
    7:Employment protection
    8:Protection of wages
    9:Transfer of undertakings
    10:Performance of the contract of employment
    11:Health and safety at work
    Part 5: Discipline and Termination of a Contract
    12:Disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures
    13:Continuous employment
    14:Normal working hours and a week's pay
    15:Rights in notice
    16:Wrongful dismissal
    17:Unfair dismissal
    19:Duties of ex-employees
    20:Practice and procedure
    21:Individual trade union rights
    22:Law relating to trade unions
    23:Law relating to industrial relations


"A straightforward and easy-to-read textbook on employment law frameworks, which sets out the legal position on a wide-ranging number of labour issues." - Rob Wilks, Senior Lecturer, University of South Wales

"This textbook has everything we are looking for as instructors on employment law, and students' love its accessible and practical nature." - Kushal Adheen, Senior Lecturer, University of Gloucestershire

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The twenty-second edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
· The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
· The online resources include biannual updates on legal developments in employment law