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The Personal Employment Contract

Mark Freedland

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780199298631
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191719400 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298631.001.0001

Series: Oxford Monographs on Labour Law

The Personal Employment Contract

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This book is an analytical study of the current English law of traditional contracts of employment and of other personal employment contracts. Concentrating on the common law basis of individual employment law, it takes full account of relevant British and European Community legislation up to and including the Employment Act 2002, and considers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and of the developing law of human and social rights more generally. This book takes account of the very considerable amount of case-law, legislation, and legal writing which has affected the law of the contract of recent employment. This book addresses a wide range of employment relationships; in fact, it argues for and is constructed around a whole new category of employment contracts, which includes not only contracts of employment but also other ‘personal employment contracts’, a concept which the book articulates and justifies. Within that novel conceptual framework, many of the major features of the law of employment contracts are re-examined and presented in unfamiliar and challenging terms. Thus, the employer is re-conceptualized as the ‘employing enterprise’, the bilateral structure of employment contracts is re-evaluated, and new explanations are advanced for the functioning of the law of termination of employment contracts and of remedies for wrongful termination.

Keywords: employment contracts; common law basis; individual employment law; Employment Act; Human Rights Act; bilateral structure; wrongful termination

Book.  608 pages. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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Definition and Personal Structure in The Personal Employment Contract

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Formation and Internal Structure in The Personal Employment Contract

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Content and Construction in The Personal Employment Contract

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Performance and Breach in The Personal Employment Contract

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Variation in The Personal Employment Contract

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Lawful Termination by the Employing Entity in The Personal Employment Contract

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Wrongful Termination by the Employing Entity in The Personal Employment Contract

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Termination by Other Means in The Personal Employment Contract

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Transformation and Transfer in The Personal Employment Contract

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