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Selwyn's Law of Employment: Eighteenth Edition
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Selwyn's Law of Employment: Eighteenth Edition

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Published 24 July 2014 (OUP)
ISBN: 9780199681556. Soft Cover, 646 pages.


  • Clear, direct writing style ensures all readers can engage with the subject matter and identify essential employment law principles and cases 
  • Broad coverage considers both individual and collective employment law issues with reference to UK and EU case law 
  • Structured chapters and a clear layout ensure readers can find information quickly, making the text an ideal study guide for students and reference source for practitioners. 
  • Takes a practical, black-letter approach to the subject, distilling complex ideas to provide a relevant and contemporary guide to this fast-paced area 

New to this edition 



  • Coverage of new legislation including the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2014 and amendments to the Equality Act 2010
  • Takes account of changes to Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and introduction of the Health and Work Service 
  • Updated coverage of TUPE reforms Reflects changes to whistleblowing legislation 
  • Takes account of the new employment tribunal procedure and introduction of ACAS early conciliation

Selwyn's Law of Employment has long been relied upon as essential reading by law students and practising lawyers, as well as those studying employment law in a business or professional environment. Astra Emir continues Norman Selwyn's popular and practical approach to the subject providing a clear and succinct account of all areas of employment law, ideal for both law students and readers without a legal background. Both individual and collective employment law issues are considered, alongside a broad range of UK and EU case law, helping you to gain a complete understanding of this fast-moving area of the law. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which offers reliable and regular updates to the law following publication. 


Readership: Students of law, management, business and those taking professional examinations. It is also an ideal reference tool for practitioners and human resources managers. 

Astra Emir, Barrister-at-Law 

Astra Emir has been a barrister since 1992 and specialises in employment law and transport law among other areas. She teaches at various institutions and is the co-author of Employment Law: An Introduction (OUP, 2012) with Stephen Taylor. 

"Selwyn's has been a recognized, reliable, and student-friendly text since I was an undergraduate!" - Karen Davies, Lecturer in Law, University of Swansea 

"A reliable and dependable source of guidance which students find easy to use and read. " - Peter Winfield, Senior Personal Tutor, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 

"The writing style is easy to understand, covering basic concepts clearly as well as providing the detail you need for exams. " - Karolina Sibielak, LLB Student, University of Glasgow

1: The institutions of employment law
2: The nature of a contract of employment
3: The formation of a contract of employment
4: Equality in employment
5: Equal pay
6: Family friendly rights
7: Employment protection
8: Protection of wages
9: Transfer of undertakings
10: Performance of the contract of employment
11: Health and safety at work
12: Disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures
13: Continuous employment
14: Normal working hours and a week's pay
15: Rights in notice
16: Wrongful dismissal
17: Unfair dismissal
18: Redundancy
19: Duties of ex-employees
20: Practice and procedure
21: Individual trade union rights
22: The law relating to trade unions
23: Law relating to industrial relations

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