- Date of publication: 27 August 2021
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-85341-158-8
Format: Saddle-stitched paperback
- Pages: 40
- Images: 1 black & white
- Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm (A5)
- Weight: 33 grammes
in Agriculture and Estate Management
This short book is an outline of the laws and regulations relating to employment in England and Wales. It is for reference to those employing and being employed in the rural community, and will be a primer for university and college students reading land and estate management. It charts the significant changes that have been made to the area of employment law over the last two decades, and highlights the areas that need to be considered in farming and rural land management, such as employment tribunals and ACAS’s role in resolving disputes and grievances, seasonal workers, work visas and gangmaster legislation. It clearly lays out the legal requirements of contracts of employment, all aspects of discrimination ranging from age and disability, sexual orientation, marriage, pregnancy, race and religion to unfair or wrongful dismissal and redundancy. It is a precursor or prompt for land managers who need to seek specialised advice for ensuring appropriate compliance with the variety of topics that employment law now encompasses.
Employment tribunals; Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS); Gangmaster’s regulation; Appointing employees; Discrimination – age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, and sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex; Work visas; The contract of employment – wages, hours and leave, employment records, implied terms, written particulars of employment, itemised statements of pay, breach of employment contract, dismissal, wrongful and unfair dismissal, grievance procedure, dismissal due to redundancy; Vicarious liability; Check-list of statutory legislation; Index.
Students in universities and colleges reading rural land and estate management; farmers, rural estate managers, land agents, accountants and solicitors in rural practices.