Description - Labour Law Review by Jennifer Eady
Following the election of an historic third term Labour government, this year's edition of "Labour Law Review" is a timely reminder of how far our framework of law has developed in recent years, and how far we still need to go before fairness at work can be envisaged. Written by two leading Barristers from Old Square Chambers, the authors note how the "Review" has significantly grown - and this year is no exception. As usual the range of issues covered is broad - recognition and the CAC; industrial action; definition of an employee; working time regulations; unfair dismissal; TUPE and human rights. This year, the cases reported demonstrate an increased use of some of the newer rights, particularly those which lie at the heart of the work or life balance - protections for part-time and fixed-term workers and the right to parental or dependents leave. As usual, the authors concentrate on those cases which they believe have made a significant difference, or which provide useful guidance for workers and their representatives. This short and accessible publication is a useful reminder of complicated legal cases and an excellent barometer of labour law developments.
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Author Biography - Jennifer Eady
Jennifer Eady is a barrister specialising in all aspects of labour law. She is standing junior counsel to the NUM and the NUJ, as well as being appointed to the Treasury 'A' Panel. She sits as a part-time Chairman of Employment Tribunals and County Court Recorder and is a former Chair of the Industrial Law Society. Rebecca Tuck is a barrister specialising in employment and personal injury law at Old Square Chambers in London and Bristol. She is the co-author along with His Honour Judge McMullen QC and Betsan Criddle of Employment Tribunal Procedure (3rd ed LAG, 2004).