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Employment Law: An Adviser's Handbook [Paperback]

Tamara Lewis
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17 Sep 2009
Employment Law: an adviser's handbook, now in its eighth edition, is the key text on employment law for the adviser. Uniquely focused on the claimant, it provides, in an affordable, single volume, coverage of all the main aspects of employment law supported by a wealth of precedents, case studies and tactical guidance. The cornerstones of employment and discrimination law are presented clearly, in jargon-free language. The author's experience and understanding of the needs of advisers and trade union representatives is evident in the highly practical treatment of case-law, the cross references between key cases and the guidance on running a tribunal case. Employment Law: an adviser's handbook is the essential guide for voluntary sector advisers, Law Centres(R), trade union representatives, lawyers and any individual looking for a comprehensive, yet accessible and practical, guide to employment law. The eighth edition has been updated to include: new ACAS regime replacing the statutory dispute resolution procedures the return of Polkey (unfair dismissal) Disability Discrimination Act post Lewisham LBC v Malcolm coverage of rapidly developing discrimination laws particularly age and religious discrimination expanded coverage of public sector equal pay cases latest cases on who is an employee latest cases on statutory holiday entitlement

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  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Legal Action Group; 8th Revised edition edition (17 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903307694
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903307694
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 209,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is probably no other book that provides so much information for such a reasonable cost.' --Adviser

'Full of invaluable, practical advice.' --Briefings (Discrimination Law Association) '

Written by an acknowledged expert in employment law ... intensely practical.' --New Law Journal

About the Author

Tamara Lewis is a senior solicitor of 20 years' experience working in the employment unit of the Central London Law Centre. She conducts extensive training for trade union representatives and voluntary sector advisers. She is co-author of the biannual employment law and practice updates in Legal Action, and author of numerous practical employment law guides and UNISON's The Law and You. Tamara is also on the board of the Discrimination Law Association.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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Ms Lewis (and her previous co-author, Thomas Kibling) have been producing revised editions of this book for several years now.

Let me say right off the bat, I am directly involved in representing UK workers in employment law situations and this book has been my single greatest asset. I have been very successful over the years and I owe Ms Lewis' book for that. It is accessible (I am not a lawyer); practical and thorough. Not just that, it is inspirational. Several times it has been the springboard for me to approach cases in new ways. It is full of sample letters and advice on how to write to employers or tribunals; how to gather evidence; what to look for; what the key points of law in each area are. Absolutely invaluable.

Look out for other stuff she or the Legal Action Group may produce as it is all sound and practical advice. Be mindful of the date of publication as each edition is substantially updated.

If you represent UK workers in employment situations and you are serious about doing a good job - BUY THIS BOOK. It's THAT good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, Comprehensible, Concise 22 April 2009
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This is another excellent book from LAG. It sits perfectly alongside Cunningham and Reed's "Employment Tribunal Claims" also from LAG. While the latter helps newcomers enormously with tactics, Employment Law - an Adviser's Handbook goes into much more detail about employment law itself and how it has been and should be interpreted. It is written in an easy to understand style. No adviser's handbook would be complete without checklists to use when giving advice. This has just that. The lists are great for advisers as well as litigants in person wanting to make sure they have thought of everything

(I make my living as an employment law adviser)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - Delivers the goods! 14 Aug 2004
I have never been at an Employment Tribunal in my life and knew very little (probably nothing actually)about employment law. I am in the position however, of having to take my employer to an ET. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Even if you are going to go to a solicitor I am a great believer that you should know enough about a situation to be able to ask the right questions and understand the answers. I went to a solicitor who set me on the right track and this book provided a wealth of information to enable me to 'run' an application for an ET myself. I've read other books Employment Tribunals (the Inns of Court publication is another one I'd recommend) and I'm a believer that no one publication can have all the answers, but this one has been the foundation to all the others for me - it's highly detailed, yet written for any reasonably competent person who is able to read. Books on the law and how a layperson can use it are very rare - this one delivers. My thanks to Tamara Lewis.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tamara Lewis's Employment Law 27 May 2009
By Leticia
This is a fantastic book: informative, very comprehensive and written in a style that is easy for a lay person with some background knowledge of the area to understand. I was very pleased with the services of Brown Books, the sellers.
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By Phillip Taylor TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Another definitive work from LAG

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

With `the workplace' being an almost infinite space, employment law will inevitably continue to generate an almost infinite number of problems, especially in recent years during which the subject has expanded dramatically as the result of European influences.

Before the publication by the Legal Action Group (LAG) of Tamara Lewis's book `Employment Law,' there was, as far as we know, no single text which encompassed the full range of employment problems in a clear and practical form at a reasonable price. Now, fortunately there is.

Significantly, and a sign of the time, this 8th edition of `Employment Law' is twice as long as the 1st edition of 1991.So, in line with its original objectives, `Employment Law' has become the definitive work on this complex, continually changing area of law.

As one might expect from a publication from the admirable Legal Action Group, the work is thorough, logically structured and, very usefully, claimant focused. It's therefore ideal for voluntary sector advisers, legal advice centres, trades union representatives and of course, lawyers, as well as individuals looking for authoritative and practical guidance on employment law.

`Lewis on Employment Law' deals clearly and succinctly with the fast developing body of case law, together with the relevant domestic legislation, EU Treaties and directives. As with all LAG publications, the approach is practical, with step-by-step guidance on running a case.
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