This Employment Manual is designed to give the trainee solicitor a thorough understanding of the principles of Irish Employment Law. It introduces the student to the common law essentials of an employment contract as well as to the impact of the vast body of Irish and European legislation on Irish Employment Law. The Manual also aims to give students and practitioners an in-depth insight into such vital and topical issues as the impact of the latest directive on the transfer of undertakings, equality legislation and discrimination in the workplace, and the impact of the Health and Safety legislation on employers and employees alike. Published in conjunction with the Law Society of Ireland, the titles in this innovative series provide a unique guide to the law practice and procedure in Ireland. Each title provides a clear overview of its subject, focusing on the practical issues that confront lawyers on an everyday basis. Written by acknowledged experts in their fields, the Manuals provide detailed analysis of recent cases and legislation, highlight key issues in practice, and set out specimen forms and precedents. The Manuals are essential reading for apprentices studying on the law Society of Ireland's Professional Practice Course. They will also be indispensable to any Irish practitioner requiring a practical, user-friendly and jargon-free treatment of key practical areas.