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12 June 2000

The Law at Work - for the layperson
The Labour Research Department's biennial guide to the law at work is published just as the new law on trade union recognition comes into force. With trade union representatives increasingly needing to have a basic understanding of employment law to represent their members effectively, this detailed guide to employment law has become compulsory reading for every union rep who wants to be on top of the subject.

The Law at Work 2000 covers all the major employment legislation in force in June 2000, including information on the new law on recognition, on rights to be accompanied to disciplinary and grievance hearings and on protection from dismissal for strikers.

The Law at Work 2000 is written in straightforward language for the layperson and aims to provide employee representatives with information to back them up in negotiations and to assist them in deciding whether there are grounds for taking a claim to an employment tribunal or the courts.

The Law at Work has become one of the most popular and best-selling booklets produced by the Labour Research Department. The booklet explains the law in all the significant areas with which representatives have to deal, such as discrimination law, the law on business transfers, rights to pay and conditions, maternity leave and industrial action. Throughout, the booklet quotes extensively from the latest case law in each of the relevant areas.

Notes to editors

The Law at Work 2000 is published by the Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, price ?8.50 or ?20 for employers/ commercial organisations. LRD booklets are also available on subscription at an annual cost of ?26.95 (?68.95 for employers/commercial organisations). LRD publishes 10-11 booklets each year.
The Labour Research Department is an independent trade union and labour movement organisation founded over 80 years ago. Around 2,000 trade union organisations, including 54 national unions, representing more than 99% of total TUC membership, are affiliated.
For press enquiries on this booklet contact Sonia McKay, LRD's employment law researcher, on 020 7902 9827. For general enquiries on LRD booklets contact the editor, Celia Dignan, on 020 7902 9813. To place an order phone 020 7928 3649.

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