Labour Law – §Law in Context – First edition

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Hugh Collins is Professor of English Law at the London School of Economics.
K. D. Ewing is Professor of Public Law at King’s College London.
Aileen McColgan is a Professor of Human Rights Law at King’s College London.

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Labour Law provides a comprehensive as well as critical account of the subject by a distinguished author team. Besides, providing commentary and integrated materials, it fully equips the student with the information they need for their course. Moreover, case studies show the law ‘in action’. The text’s clear structure, logical chapter organisation, as well as uncluttered text design, combine to make it essential reading.

HUGH COLLINS is Professor of English Law at the London School of Economics.

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.

Firstly, Collins, Ewing, and McColgan’s Labour Law provides one of the finest examples of a research-led teaching manual. Its users will no doubt emerge with an authoritative, rich as well as critical understanding of English labour law. Meanwhile, they will fully appreciate the development of this multifaceted legal discipline in the broader European and international context. To sum up, “Labour law” at its best.

Nicola Countouris, University College London

It is comprehensive as well as well-written. Besides, this text makes all aspects of employment law accessible. Moreover, both students and teachers should find it informative and useful for employment law courses.

Jessica Guth, Bradford University Law School


Part I Introduction

Nature and sources of labour law
Globalisation and labour law

Part II The contract of employment

Terms of the contract of employment
Authority and co-operation
Flexibility and precarious work
The personal scope of labour law

Part III Statutory regulation of the employment relationship

Working time
Work/life balance
Civil liberties at work

Part IV Collective labour rights

Freedom of association and the right to organise
Freedom of association and trade union autonomy
The right to bargain collectively
The right to be informed and consulted
Collective action and the right to strike
Liability for collective action

Part V Termination of employment

Wrongful dismissal
Unfair dismissal
Economic dismissal

Building on their successful cases and materials book, Collins, Ewing, also McColgan present an entirely restructured and freshly written new textbook on employment law. Comprehensive as well as 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 as well as scholarly analysis, this is the definitive textbook on the subject written by the UK’s foremost employment law scholars. Also, the book’s twenty-part structure maps logically onto either a full or half module employment law course. Moreover, chapter introductions and conclusions and an uncluttered text design carefully guide the student through the material. Besides, 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.

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Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 7 cm


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