Family Rights at Work:
A Guide to Employment Law explains the highly regulated framework which governs the rights of working parents, and the difficulties that can arise in the law surrounding it, including:
- Maternity issues
- Adoption rights
- Part-time and flexible working
- Parental leave rights
- Further discrimination including sexual orientation
Clear sections address each family-related issue which employers may encounter, and combine case-law analysis with guidance on how the rules and regulations can be applied in practice.
With its practical approach, Family Rights at Work:
A Guide to Employment Law will assist employment lawyers and in-house lawyers, HR departments and local government lawyers with advising both employers and employees on the rights of working parents. Essential reading for:
- Employment law practitioners
- In-house lawyers
- Local government lawyers
- Human resources personnel
"the book is at once a practical guide and reference tool for employment lawyers (as well as in-house and local government lawyers) and human resources professionals...the book provides invaluable assistance to professionals seeking to navigate their way through the legislation which governs the rights of working parents...practical approach, readability and ease of use commend it"
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An appreciaion by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
"the authors put great emphasis on the practical application of the statutory framework. With its clear structure and style, this guide will provide invaluable guidance for employment lawyers and in-house lawyers, HR departments and local government lawyers" German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
Anna Beale is an employment and discrimination specialist with a prolific appellate practice. She has particular expertise in the field of equal pay. Reported decisions include BP plc v Elstone  ICR 879 and Wong v Igen Ltd  1 931. She has contributed to a number of publications including (with Robin Allen QC and Rachel Crasnow) Human Rights and Employment Law (OUP 2007) Tom Brown
specialises in employment, discrimination, public and human rights law and has experience spanning a range of clients and sectors of industry. He often provides advice for regulatory and public bodies including the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Tom has regularly appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal and recently acted in Buckland v Bournemouth University
 ICR 908. In 2002-2003 Tom acted as judicial assistant to the late Lord Bingham of Cornhill, then Senior Law Lord. Yvette Budé
initially qualified as a solicitor before pursuing an employment and discrimination practice at the bar. She acted for both employers and employees. Yvette appeared in numerous landmark decisions including Fecitt and ors v NHS Manchester
 EWCA Civ 1190 (which recalibrated the law on causation in cases of whistleblowing). She served as Junior Counsel to the Crown (C panel) and was called to the New York Bar. Sally Cowen
has been practising in all areas of Employment since 1995, but has a particular interest in discrimination claims. She appears in the High Court, EAT, County Courts and ET. She also appears in the Scottish ET and EAT. Her crossover practice with personal injury gives her ease in the county court when dealing with discrimination claims and in the calculation of damages. Sally acts for employees and employers and she is regularly instructed by large service industry companies including major banks, NHS Trusts and charities. David Massarella
is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a leading junior in employment law with a thriving appellate practices including such landmark decisions as Meikle v Nottinghamshire County Council
 ICR 1 and Hardy & Hansons v Lax
 ICR 1565. He is co-author of the forthcoming guide to the Equality Act 2010 (Legal Action Group) and has contributed to leading publications including the Solicitor’s Journal. David’s experience of equality matters incorporates both employment matters and the provision of goods and services. Chris Milsom
is an employment law specialist who has acted for clients ranging from FTSE 250 companies, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Church of England, NHS Trusts and leading trade unions. Chris has accrued experience in a wide variety of industry sectors and in all major areas of discrimination law acting for both claimants and respondents. He has provided advocacy tuition to students at the College of Law and has contributed to the New Law Journal. Chris has regularly appeared before Employment Appeal Tribunal and advises on employment matters in the civil courts such as stress at work claims and restrictive covenants. Sally Robertson
specialises in the full range of discrimination and employment law and has regularly appeared in the EAT and the Court of Appeal. She has particular expertise of local authority and non-for-profit sectors including advice and representation in highly complex TUPE situations. Her work in the area of disability discrimination is especially renowned, bolstered by her consistent contributions to the Disability Rights Handbook and her practice in cases involving mental health and social security concerns. She has co-authored “Recent developments in Social Security law” for the Legal Action bulletin since 1994. Sarah Fraser Butlin
is an experienced employment law practitioner with particular expertise in multi-ground discrimination claims and appellate work. In addition to her private practices Sarah teaches at the University of Cambridge and has contributed to numerous publications including the Industrial Law Journal and the Discrimination Handbook (LAG 2nd edn).
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