2The effects of EU membership on UK employment law

Aims and Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • ■ Understand the background to UK membership of the EU
  • ■ Understand what is meant by the supranational order
  • ■ Understand the concepts of supremacy, direct effect, indirect effect and state liability and how they operate
  • ■ Understand how EU labour has developed and how it impacts on UK employment law
  • ■ Critically analyse the area
  • ■ Apply the law to factual situations and reach conclusions

2.1 UK membership of the European Union

2.1.1 Introduction

Many areas of English Law have now developed beyond recognition as a result of the UK joining what originally was the European Economic Community (EEC), later the European Community ...

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