An A-Z of Employment Law by Peter Chandler

By Peter Chandler

Because the e-book of the final version there was a flood of latest laws improving the rights of staff and enforcing extra tasks and duties on employers. This fourth variation has been comprehensively up-to-date and gives sensible suggestions on new laws and on chosen and pertinent judgements by way of the tribunals and courts. This contains info on: parental depart; unfair dismissal; disciplinary and complaint techniques; vacation trips and vacation pay; operating time (young persons); the nationwide minimal salary; adoption depart and pay; paternity go away and pay; new maternity rights; versatile operating; fixed-term staff; part-time staff; the Tax credit Act 2002; and the Employment Act 2002. entire with valuable addresses and suggestion approximately replacement resources of knowledge (such as codes of perform and DTI assistance notes), this reference ebook is a computer significant other for united kingdom managers and business relatives legislations scholars.

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However, there are exceptions to this rule. An employer may decline to employ a man, woman or gender reassignee in a particular job if the sex of the successful applicant is a genuine occupational qualification (or, in the case of a gender reassignee, a supplementary genuine occupational qualifi- Advertisements (discriminatory) 17 cation) for that job. Furthermore, there are some industrial processes and occupations in which the employment of women is prohibited by health and safety regulations – as to the latter, please turn to the sections titled Sex discrimination and Women and young persons, employment of, elsewhere in this handbook.

Under the 1992 Regulations, a chair counts as a ‘suitable eating facility’ provided it is in a sufficiently clean place (such as an office) and there is a suitable surface (such as a desk top) on which an employee can place his or her food. Even so, the employer must provide a facility (such as an electric kettle or vending machine) for preparing or obtaining a hot drink. And, if his (or her) employees work at times or in places where hot food cannot be readily obtained, he must also provide a small cooker, hotplate or microwave oven in (or on) which his employees can heat their own food.

Members will normally hold office for a maximum of five years. Cases brought before the CAC are normally heard by the Chairman (or one of the deputy chairmen) and two members (one from each side of industry) (ibid. sections 259 and 260, as amended by section 22 of the Employment Relations Act 1999). Trade disputes • Any matter constituting a trade dispute may be referred to the CAC for arbitration, so long as both parties to the dispute agree. However, all requests for voluntary arbitration must first be channelled through ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service).

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