What is Employment Law
Legislation for the workplace
Employment law is the body of law which governs the relationship between employers and their employees.
A key component therefore of employment law is the employment rights which are bestowed upon the employer.
For example, it is written into the law what the minimum pay, leave and sick pay an employee is entitled to.
In essence employment law amounts to a code of practice by which employers must abide by, and it acts to protect the nation’s workers against undervaluation, discrimination and so on. It dictates when an employer is justified in dismissing an employee and when it is not.
Any failure to abide by employment law by any company could result in serious repercussions in form of expensive compensation claims against them by the disgruntled former employee.
Employment law is often called upon when disputes arise between employers and employees. Disputes relating to work are taken to an Employment Tribunal if they cannot be resolved without legal action.
Specialist employment solicitors with an intimate knowledge of the realm of employment law are called on to represent both sides at Employment Tribunals. It is essential you find top quality legal representation if entering into a claim against your employer.
All in all, employment is essential, whether you are an employer or an employee, and in this section of Law on the Web we endeavour to cover the most important issues within this field of law.
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