Building on their successful cases and materials book, Collins, Ewing and McColgan present an entirely restructured and freshly written new textbook on employment law. Comprehensive and engaging, it combines detailed analysis and commentary on the law with short contextual extracts to fully equip the labour law student. Carefully balancing clear exposition of legal principles with critical and scholarly analysis, this is the definitive textbook on the subject written by the UK's foremost employment law scholars. The book's 20-part structure maps logically onto either a full or half module employment law course. Chapter introductions and conclusions and an uncluttered text design carefully guide the student through the material. Innovative case studies show the law 'in action' and discussion of the globalised workplace gives the work a contemporary feel. Put simply, this is required reading for all students of the subject.
Hugh Collins is Professor of English Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. K. D. Ewing is Professor of Public Law at King's College London. Aileen McColgan is Professor of Human Rights Law at King's College London.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Nature and sources of labour law; 2. Globalisation and labour law; Part II. The Contract of Employment: 3. Terms of the contract of employment; 4. Authority and implied obligations; 5. Flexibility and precarious work; 6. The personal scope of labour law; Part III. Statutory Regulation of the Employment Relationship: 7. Wages; 8. Working time; 9. Equality; 10. Work/life balance; 11. Civil liberties at work; Part IV. Collective Labour Rights: 12. Freedom of association and the right to organise; 13. Freedom of association and trade union autonomy; 14. The right to bargain collectively; 15. The right to be informed and consulted; 16. Collective action and the right to strike; 17. Liability for collective action; Part V. Termination of Employment: 18. Wrongful dismissal; 19. Unfair dismissal; 20. Economic dismissal.