Employment Legislation Publications

Whistleblowing and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

By Catherine Hobby

Published in December 2001

Inquiries into disasters and scandals have shown that employees will often be the first to be aware of malpractice and corruption in the workplace. Yet prior to the introduction of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 workers who blew the whistle found they had little if any protection against unfair dismissal or victimisation.

Labour Law Review 2001

By Jennifer Eady and Rebecca Tuck

Published in September 2001

Over the last year there has been much discussion about UK workers developing a "compensation culture". Emphasis is placed on the increase in the number of cases going through the court and tribunal systems with particular focus on the associated increase in costs. Yet little is said about why there has been such an increase or indeed the nature of the cases.

Building on the National Minimum Wage by Bob Simpson

By Bob Simpson

Published in April 2001

This publication offers a timely review of the impact of the National Minimum Wage on individuals, businesses and the wider economy following the second anniversary of its implementation.

Bob Simpson considers the strengths and weaknesses of the legislation. He looks specifically at the exclusion of those under 18, the lower rate for those under 22 or undertaking training and the lack of adequate enforcement mechanisms.

Employment Rights at Work: Reviewing the Employment Relations Act 1999

Edited by Professor Keith Ewing

Published in January 2001

The Employment Relations Act 1999 is the most important piece of trade union legislation for a generation. Included in its terms are procedures for union recognition and representation, a framework of family friendly policies, new protections against unfair dismissal and powers to extend the scope and coverage of employment protection legislation.

This book, prepared by a distinguished team of trade unionists, social scientists and lawyers, offers a unique and timely overview of the legislation. Each essay considers an aspect of the Employment Relations Act, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the legislation. More importantly, the book goes on to ask what more can be done?

Fairness at Work? The Disciplinary and Grievance Provisions of the 1999 Employment Relations Act

By Mike Clancy and Roger Seifert

Published in November 2000

The Employment Relations Act 1999 introduced a statutory right for workers to be accompanied at disciplinary and grievance hearings. To supplement the Act, ACAS released a new Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures which updates existing ACAS guidelines and explains how the statutory right to be accompanied should operate.

Labour Law Review 2000

By Jennifer Eady and Jeremy McMullen QC

Published in September 2000

Each year the Institute publishes a short review of the main legal developments of the last 12 months - both statutory laws and court decisions.

A5; 36pp; ISBN 1 873271 71 9;




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