The European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union have had a significant impact on UK employment law, but the ultimate contours of this are still developing and emerging, particularly post-BREXIT. In the face of these ever-changing human rights debates, questions concerning workplace behaviour are more abundant than ever: with such increased connectivity, how do we separate work
life from private life? In the world of smartphones and tablets, is it lawful for employers to expect around the clock service and what flexibility should we expect in the workplace, both from employers and employees?
This new edition examines these questions in detail, looking at the ongoing effects of human rights legislation on employment law. Including far more detailed coverage of the impact of equality laws on religion and beliefs, sexual orientation, and age, as well as the more established protected characteristics of race, sex, and disability, this book will provide practitioners with the vital information they need for the increasingly prevalent employment cases concerning human rights. This new
edition has been substantially revised to take into account new legislation and the wealth of cases that have emerged since the previous edition published in 2007.
This book provides an introduction to the sources and practices of human and fundamental rights and their relationship to employment law, before launching into an analysis of various working conditions. Topics covered include: prohibition on slavery and forced labour; equality rights in relation to cultural, religious, gendered, and linguistic diversity; special protections put in place for children; protection from unjustified dismissal; and the interface between family and work including
maternity and paternity rights. Comprehensive coverage of available remedies, spanning from the right to a fair trial and using European law in the courts and tribunals, to making a preliminary reference to the European Court of Justice and applying to the ECHR, ensures that the book is of real,
Regarded as one of the foremost authorities in this area, this edition is a must-have for all employment lawyers and students.
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Robin Allen QC is co-Head of Cloisters Barristers Chambers and Chair of the Bar Council's Equality and Diversity and Social Mobility Committee. He specialises in employment, equality, discrimination, human rights, public law and local authority work. He works across the UK and in Europe and also undertakes cross - border employment disputes. He is frequently asked to advise and lecture on international legal developments. Robin has been instructed in over 145
reported cases in the Industrial Relations Law Reports (more than any other barrister) and 40 cases in the Supreme Court/House of Lords.
Rachel Crasnow QC is renowned as an employment and discrimination law specialist appearing in complex, high-value claims involving race, age, sex and sexual orientation, disability and religion as well as equal pay and whistleblowing cases. Rachel represents a wide variety of clients and her work often overlaps with medical and regulatory law, education and public law issues. She is an accredited mediator and sits as a part time judge. Long-rated as a leading practitioner in the legal
directories, Rachel also writes and lectures both in the UK and internationally on equality law issues.
Anna Beale specialises in all aspects of employment and discrimination law, and also maintains a personal injury and clinical negligence practice. She has been recommended by the leading UK Bar directories for many years and in 2017 was listed as one of Who's Who Legal's ten most highly regarded employment juniors. She has authored, edited and contributed to numerous publications on employment and discrimination law.
Claire McCann has been ranked for many years in the UK's leading legal directories and is highly respected both for her employment practice and her civil liberties and human rights work. She is particularly renowned for her equality work and has a niche specialism in transgender rights and informational privacy. She has contributed to a number of publications on employment and discrimination law and lectures widely on these topics.
Rachel Barrett is a barrister at Cloisters. She specialises in employment, discrimination and human rights law with a particular focus on mental health. She is a former Supreme Court judicial assistant, a contributing author to Supperstone, Goudie & Walker: Judicial Review ('Human Rights Act' chapter) and Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Precedents of Pleadings ('Employment Tribunal' and 'Employment Proceedings in the High Court' chapters), and a named researcher in Baroness Hale's book on
Mental Health Law.
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