31 May 2005
Law at work 2005 - new edition of LRD's best-selling legal handbook now out
Owing to changes in the law in Octrober 2004, it's now more difficult for workers to take claims directly to employment tribunals. This means that workers' representatives will need to resolve more problems in the workplace - making it especially important that they understand the law.
LRD's best-selling employment law publication Law at work - the updated edition of the trade unionists' guide to individual and collective employment rights - is out now. The 2005 edition covers the Employment Relations Act 2004, the new dispute resolution procedures and changes to discrimination law.
Often referred to as "the most comprehensive guide to employment legislation", this essential booklet explains employees' basic rights under the employment contract, the rights to pay and conditions, the situation with regard to dismissal and redundancy and their rights not to be discriminated against. It also covers rights in relation to sickness absence, business transfers, union organisation and industrial action.
Law at work 2005 contains all the key developments in case law over the last 12 months, including significant court rulings on holiday pay, compensation in unfair dismissal cases and consultation over redundancies.
Written in a straightforward style, and containing many examples from case law, this comprehensive, 228-page guide will provide trade unionists with information to back them up in negotiations and will help them to decide whether there are grounds for taking a claim to a tribunal or the courts.
Notes to editors
1. Law at work 2005 is published by the Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, price ?13.45 or ?25.00 for employers or commercial organisations. LRD booklets are also available on subscription at an annual cost of ?33.45 (?76.95 for employers/ commercial organisations). LRD publishes 10-11 booklets each year.
2. The Labour Research Department is an independent trade union and labour movement organisation founded over 90 years ago. Around 1,800 trade union organisations, including 55 national unions, representing 99% of total TUC membership, are affiliated.
3. For press enquiries on this booklet, contact Stephanie Peck on 020 7902 9825. To order copies of the booklet, telephone 020 7928 3649.
4. Full information about all of LRD's services and publications is available on the LRD website at www.lrd.org.uk