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Employment law

Few legal landscapes change as rapidly as employment law. Recent years, in particular, have seen an expanding body in legislation, with much of it originating from the EU. The practical effect has been to increase the rights of employees in the workplace and to place a greater responsibility on employers.

This theme introduces key concepts from employment law. We start with the legal relationship between employer and employee and look in particular at how the law has developed to protect the employee as the weaker of the two parties in the contract. We then go onto to consider discrimination in the workplace and how organisations ...

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