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Tolley's Employment Handbook 36th edition

The complete A-Z of employment law.
Publisher: Tolley
In Stock
Published: June 21, 2022
ISBN/ISSN: 9780754558408
Publisher: Tolley

Product description

Why should you buy Tolley's Employment Handbook 36th edition

The 36th edition of Tolley's Employment Handbook contains the best possible coverage of Employment Law.

The editorial team has an unrivaled breadth of Employment Law experience.

Chapters are contributed by leading and junior members of 11KBW Chambers, multi-time winners of the Chambers and Partners Award for Employment Law Chambers of the Year.

Once again this popular book provides the latest guidance on employment legislation and case decisions to give practitioners the knowledge they need to make effective decisions.

The book offers authoritative guidance written in a clear, highly accessible style.

Tolley's Employment Handbook is useful for all levels; it steers junior lawyers through the law, enables senior lawyers to stay up-to-date and quickly allows in-house lawyers to get to the root of a problem. This book will help you understand exactly how the latest developments affect you, your company, your employees or your clients.

  • At-a-glance, convenient, portable handbook.
  • Published annually as an up-to-date reference source.
  • Contains guidance on employment legislation and its practical application.
  • Assists practitioners with every query on routine subjects and gives expert guidance on the more sensitive areas.
  • Complete practical A-Z guide to Employment Law.

Important recent developments considered in this new 36th edition include:

  • The Forstater decision in the EAT examining whether gender critical beliefs were worthy of respect in a democratic society and within the scope of the Equality Act 2010’s protection.
  • The Supreme Court’s consideration of the burden of proof in discrimination cases in Efobi v Royal Mail Group Limited.
  • Significant cases on Industrial Relations including the Supreme Court’s decision in Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and Others on inducements relating to collective bargaining and Mercer v Alternative Future Group Ltd on protection of workers taking industrial action.


This is the 36th edition of Tolley’s Employment Handbook. That you are reading these words means that the team of contributing editors have pulled off their annual miracle.

With this edition we say goodbye to Paul Greatorex who has passed PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES (37) and TIME OFF WORK (50) to rising star Katherine Taunton.

As we go to press there is hope that the COVID pandemic may at last be waning. The furlough scheme is a warm, if increasingly distant, memory and Employment lawyers are now seeking to deal with (what we pray is) the aftermath. Two issues have emerged as particularly problematic. The first is place of work. Many businesses transitioned to home-working during lockdown and many are finding that their workforces are reluctant to transition back again. Some employers are embracing this change in working pattern and that will, no doubt, have consequences for a body of Employment Law that has not been developed with remote working in mind. Others want things back to “normal” and in one civil service office a Minister has been spotted going from empty desk to empty desk leaving polite but passive aggressive notes like a disgruntled, Edwardian C-3PO. Meanwhile, newspapers asked anxiously how workers can be made to resume their daily commutes.

Read the full preface here.


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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Introduction to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

  3. ACAS Conciliation

  4. Children and Young Persons

  5. Codes of Practice

  6. Collective Agreements

  7. Continuous Employment

  8. Contract of Employment

  9. Data Protection

  10. Directors

  11. Disclosure of Information

  12. Discrimination and Equal Opportunities – I

  13. Discrimination and Equal Opportunities – II

  14. Discrimination and Equal Opportunities – III

  15. Education and Training

  16. Employee, Self-Employed or Worker?

  17. Employee Participation

  18. Employee’s Past Criminal Convictions

  19. Employment Tribunals – I

  20. Employment Tribunals – II

  21. Employment Tribunals – III

  22. Engagement of Employees

  23. Equal Pay

  24. European Union Law

  25. Financial penalties on employers

  26. Financial regulation in the UK

  27. Foreign Employees

  28. Health and Safety at Work – I

  29. Health and Safety at Work – II

  30. Holidays

  31. Human Rights

  32. Insolvency of Employer

  33. Maternity and Parental Rights

  34. Part-Time Workers

  35. Pay – I

  36. Pay – II

  37. Probationary Employees

  38. Public Sector Employees

  39. Redundancy – I

  40. Redundancy – II

  41. References

  42. Restraint of Trade and Confidential Information

  43. Retirement

  44. Service Lettings

  45. Sickness and Sick Pay

  46. Strikes and Industrial Action

  47. Taxation

  48. Temporary and Seasonal Employees

  49. Termination of Employment

  50. Time Off Work

  51. Trade Unions – I

  52. Trade Unions – II

  53. Transfer of Undertakings

  54. Unfair Dismissal – I

  55. Unfair Dismissal – II

  56. Unfair Dismissal – III

  57. Vicarious Liability

  58. Working Time

  59. Wrongful Dismissal