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Employment law

Our selection of articles, guides and online resources can help you identify best practices to apply to your business.

Featured book

Tolley's Employment handbook
(LexisNexis, 2019)
This annual handbook is intended as a reference guide for employers, covering common law and the EC law on employment matters.

To borrow this book please contact the Library.

Featured article

National minimum wage (NMW) and national living wage : compliance issues and common mistakes
(Tax Insight, October 2019)
This article outlines issues to consider, some common mistakes and areas of confusion that should be highlighted to clients.

To read a copy of this article please contact the Library.

Special topics

Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Case law: An unlawful reason for dismissal such as whistleblowing can be imputed to employer even if not known to the employee making decision to dismiss

01 JANUARY 2020

Employers considering whether to dismiss an employee should ensure the relevant decision-maker enquires into the background to the proposed dismissal, particularly whether the reason adopted by the decision-maker is (unknown to the employer) an invented reason hiding the real reason for dismissal – for example, because they are a ‘whistleblower’ who made a protected disclosure.

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Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.

Acas: Working from home


<p>Guidance from <a href="https://www.acas.org.uk/">Acas</a> for employers and employees when working from home because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, highlighting both employer and employee responsibilities. It covers health and safety; equipment and technology; checking how systems are working; setting clear expectations; keeping in touch; pay and terms and conditions of employment; working from home and childcare; expenses; insurance, mortgage or rent agreements.</p>

Age discrimination


Acas guidance and a range of practical resources on age discrimination and the Equality Act 2010.

Agency workers


Guidance on understanding the employment status of an agency worker and the advantages or disadvantages of agency work.

Contracts of employment


Information from Acas on contracts and written statements of employment, including an example statement.

Disability discrimination


Acas guidance and a range of practical resources on disability discrimination and the Equality Act 2010.



Acas advice for employers and employees on discipline issues, covering common questions and answers.

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Useful links


This is not an exhaustive list of legislation relating to employment. The ICAEW Library holds numerous print publications on employment law and also subscribes to electronic databases with the complete text of UK legislation. For information on accessing these resources, please contact the Library.

Other resources

Employing people
Collection of guidance from GOV.UK covering pay, contracts and recruitment.

Employment law
Resources from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) include factsheets, international guidance and survey reports.

Code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures
Guide produced by Acas. Last updated March 2015.

Subscription employment law resource from DiscLaw Publishing with a range of free information sources. The site includes a directory of employment law abbreviations, employment law definitions, summarised cases and a subject based directory of information on current employment law.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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