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Selwyn's Law of Employment

Twenty-first edition

Astra Emir

May 2020

ISBN: 9780198836636

744 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

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 broad and consistently detailed coverage of the 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, ensuring its use as a complete reference guide, and encouraging students to gain 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
  • Takes a practical, black- letter approach to the subjct, distilling complex ideas to make the topics accessible

New to this edition

  • 'Background' introductory sections provide an overview of each chapter, while summaries help consolidate students' learning
  • Updated case law on a range of topics including López Ribalda v. Spain concerning privacy, Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd on discrimination in maternity and shared parental pay, and High Court in Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK and Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd relating to vicarious liability at social events
  • Statutory changes to the law including the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, the Conduct Regulations for Agency Workers, changes made by the Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018 and the Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018
  • Introductory note on employment-related Coronavirus legislation

About the Author(s)

Astra Emir, Barrister-at-law

Astra Emir has been a barrister since 1992. She specializes in employment law and transport law, among other areas. She teaches at various institutions and is the co-author of Employment Law: An Introduction with Stephen Taylor (2019, OUP). She is also the founder of Legal Confidence Training and blog.

Table of Contents

    1:The institutions of employment law
    2:The nature of a contract of employment
    3:The formation of a contract of employment
    4:Equality in employment
    5:Equal pay
    6:Family friendly rights
    7:Employment protection
    8:Protection of wages
    9:Transfer of undertakings
    10:Performance of the contract of employment
    11:Health and safety at work
    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:The law relating to trade unions
    23:Law relating to industrial relations


"An extremely useful text for students taking the subject for the first time." - Elisabeth Griffiths, Principal Lecturer, Northumbria University

"A detailed, comprehensive overview of every aspect of employment law." - Dr Leanne O'Leary, Senior Lecturer in Law, Edge Hill University

"This is a great student text, which outlines the law in a clear and accessible way." - Michelle Weldon-Johns, Lecturer in Law, Abertay University

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
This 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 text is also supported by online resources which include biannual updates on legal developments in employment law.