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Book review | Employment Law: An Adviser’s Handbook – 9th edition

Tamara Lewis LAG, 2011, £38 ISBN: 978-1903307908

10 November 2011

It is less than a year since the last edition of this popular book. The last 12 months have brought in a number of substantial changes, such as new rights for agency workers after a qualifying period to the same working conditions as other employees. In addition it is now unlawful to compile or use a blacklist of trade unionists. There are better rights for workers based or working abroad to bring claims for unfair dismissal. The somewhat arcane law on age discrimination has developed and we now have the Equality Act 2010, which is consolidation legislation with minor changes to the underlying law. There has also been a substantial change to the organisation of tribunals.

This is a rapidly changing area of the law not only driven by increasing European regulation but also by a government wishing to ease the perceived burden on employers. The government has announced plans to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal cla...

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