This unit deals with the English law governing the individual employee's relationship with his or her employer, although comparisons will be made with other jurisdictions where appropriate. The aim throughout is to set employment law in its wider social, economic and political context. Therefore the unit begins by considering the nature of employment in the 21st Century. It evaluates the contractual nature of employment and the rights and duties imposed on each party. It considers increasing statutory intervention, e.g. Human Rights Act 1998, National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and its impact upon managerial prerogative. The role of EC legislation particularly with regard to working time, equal pay and sex discrimination is also addressed. Finally the unit considers the termination of employment, an employee's statutory remedies and the protection of employees on the transfer of an undertaking.
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