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A must read for anyone advising employees and workers
on 3 December 2011
Bang up to date (at the time of writing - December 2011), this 9th edition was only published in September 2011, so the information's written in the context of the latest case law.
I'm an Equality Officer in the local branch of my trade union, and represent union members, my colleagues and co-workers, on a regular basis, both in equality discrimination cases and for day to day employment issues. This latest edition of 'Employment Law' has a substantial section on the Equality Act 2010, as well as advice on running a discrimination case and checklists.
The knowledge it provides updates my TU training. Even though my last ERA (Employment Relations Act) update training to update my knowledge of relevant legislation, which we're required to do every 4-5 years, was only 18 months ago, there have been significant changes in some areas of legislation - in particular the area of equality legislation with the Equality Act 2010. 'Employment Law' is essential reading for any trade union rep who wants to keep their knowledge up to date and on a par with (or sometimes ahead of, depending how efficient they are!) their HR officers.
Maybe a little on the pricey side for every TU rep to own a copy, but every union office should have a copy or two of this book for its reps to refer to when representing members.