Employment Rights Publications

Challenging Disability Discrimination at Work

By Mary Stacey and Andrew Short

Published in August 2000

The 2nd December 2000 will be the fourth anniversary of the coming into force of the employment provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). The DDA was seen as a long overdue measure to give disabled people legally enforceable rights.

Challenging Race Discrimination at Work

By Karon Monaghan

Published in March 2000

This timely publication, by one of the UK’s leading barristers in race law, provides a comprehensive guide to the complexities of UK race discrimination law.

The book is designed to help trade union representatives challenge race discrimination at work and includes an overview of the Race Relations Act together with detailed chapters on identifying and proving race discrimination in the workplace through to bringing a complaint to an Employment Tribunal. This chapter also gives an overview of the remedies that might be available to a successful complainant in an ET.

Employment Rights: Building on Fairness at Work

Published in March 2000

Since taking office in 1997 the government has introduced a national minimum wage for the first time in this country, and delivered the manifesto promise to implement a statutory right to trade union recognition. The GCHQ ban has been lifted, and the government has committed itself more wholeheartedly to the implementation of European social policy than its predecessors.

The Institute of Employment Rights was invited by a number of trade unions to consider what steps might be taken in the future to build on these achievements: how to build on the new fairness at work legislation.

Age Discrimination in Employment

By Malcolm Sargeant

November 1999

In 1999 the government introduced a Code of Practice on Age Discrimination in Employment. The aim of the Code is to introduce good practice into employers’ policies on recruitment, selection, promotion, training, redundancy and retirement. It is argued that when 12% of employers feel that people aged 30 are too old to employ, and another 25% believe 50 is too old then some form of protection against discrimination is required.

Resolving Employment Rights Disputes Through Mediation: The New Zealand Experience and ACAS Arbitration

By Susan Corby

Published in May 1999

This book is the second in a series of Comparative Notes published by the Institute of Employment Rights.

The Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998 introduced mediation as an alternative to Tribunals for resolving unfair dismissal disputes.

This booklet, with a foreword by Angela Foulkes, Secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, looks at the differences between conciliation, mediation and arbitration, as forms of alternative dispute resolution and concludes that mediation is by far the most effective.


Surveillance and Privacy at Work

By Michael Ford

Published in December 1998






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