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The Contract of Employment

Mark Freedland, Alan Bogg, David Cabrelli, Hugh Collins, Nicola Countouris, A.C.L. Davies, Simon Deakin, and Jeremias Prassl


The contract of employment is the central legal institution of modern English employment law. It provides the foundation upon which most statutory employment rights are constructed; it provides a conduit for the implementation of norms negotiated in collective bargaining; and it continues to provide a contractual structure for the terms and conditions of employment for a significant proportion of the working population. The Contract of Employment provides a comprehensive treatise on the theoretical and doctrinal aspects of the English law of the contract of employment in the common law world. ... More

Keywords: employment contract, formation, collective bargaining terms and conditions, termination, contractual remedies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198783169
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Freedland, editor
Emeritus Professor of Employment Law, University of Oxford and St John's College Oxford

Alan Bogg, editor
Professor of Labour Law, University of Oxford and Hertford College Oxford

David Cabrelli, editor
Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Edinburgh

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Part I The General Part—Structures and Themes

3 The Exchange Principle and the Wage-Work Bargain

Mark Freedland and Simon Deakin

7 Relational Contracts

Douglas Brodie

9 Human Rights and the Contract of Employment

Hugh Collins and Virginia Mantouvalou

10 Fragmenting Work, Fragmented Regulation

Einat Albin and Jeremias Prassl

11 The Contract of Employment and Gendered Work

Sandra Fredman and Judy Fudge

Part II The Specific Part—Areas and Doctrines

16 Employees, Employers, and Beyond

Jeremias Prassl and Einat Albin

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