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Employment Law Handbook, 7th edition


Employment law

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29 September 2017

Law Society Publishing


234 x 156 mm
352 pages

Employment Law Handbook, 7th edition

Daniel Barnett, Gus Baker, Stephen Butler


The Employment Law Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the main topics within employment law.

This latest edition has been substantially rewritten to provide a practical and thorough consideration of all difficult employment law issues, with a special focus on the problems HR professionals and employment lawyers may encounter, such as the increase in claims flowing from the Supreme Court's abolition of fees in Unison v The Lord Chancellor.

Fully updated, this edition covers a range of new and anticipated developments in employment law, including:

  • worker status, including gig economy workers
  • holiday pay calculation
  • developments in unfair dismissal and discrimination law
  • Acas early conciliation
  • the abolition of the fees regime.

Its easy-to-use format makes it an ideal reference guide for general practitioners and a handy aide-memoire for specialists.


1. Introduction and employment status; 2. Contracts of employment; 3. Problems during employment; 4. Working time and time off work; 5. Family and flexible leave; 6. Detriments and dismissal for whistleblowing, trade union activities and health and safety; 7. Pay and notice periods; 8. Termination of employment; 9. Unfair and wrongful dismissal; 10. Redundancy; 11. Transfer of undertakings; 12. Protection from discrimination – the framework; 13. Types of discrimination; 14. Protected characteristics; 15. Other types of discrimination; 16. Remedies and compensation; 17. Time limits, procedure and settlement.

About the Author

Daniel Barnett protects employers from employment claims in tribunal and High Court litigation. Practising from Outer Temple Chambers in central London, he acts for some of the biggest companies in the UK. Daniel presents the legal hour on LBC radio.

Gus Baker is a barrister at Outer Temple Chambers. Gus specialises in employment law and regularly represents employers, employees and trade unions in employment tribunals and civil courts.

Stephen Butler is a barrister practising from Outer Temple Chambers. Stephen regularly represents and advises both employers and employees in the civil courts and employment tribunals in a wide variety of workplace claims.