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Book reviews

9 November 2007

Maternity and Paternal Rights: A Guide to Parents’ Legal Rights at Work (Third Edition), Camilla Palmer, Joanna Wade, Katie Wood and Alexandra Heron, Legal Action Group, 2006, £35

The Legal Action Group (LAG) has a fine record of publishing books which are detailed, accurate, practical and extremely good value.

This book is another example of LAG’s successful publication programme.

Maternity and Parental Rights is described as “the bible of working parents rights”. It is said to be a comprehensive guide to the statutory framework relating to parents’ rights at work – a patchwork of UK and European employment, discrimination and social security law. The material is up to date to include all the recent statutory provisions from April 2007.

The ambitious aim to be a comprehensive guide is largely fulfilled. The book covers, among other topics, the following:health and safety; family leave; flexible working; dispute resolution ...

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