Chapter 8. Employment Law

  1. Diana M. Kloss LLB (London), LLM (Tulane), Barrister (Gray's Inn), Hon FFoM

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776100.ch8

Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition

Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Kloss, D. M. (2005) Employment Law, in Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776100.ch8

Author Information

  1. Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Law, University of Manchester, Part-time Chairman of Employment Tribunals

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 7 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064977

Online ISBN: 9780470776100



  • employment law;
  • employment contract;
  • medical suspension;
  • contractual terms;
  • dismissal


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The contract of employment

  • Contractual sick pay

  • Statutory sick pay (SSP)

  • Proof of sickness

  • The control of absenteeism

  • Notification to the employer

  • The employer's right to suspend

  • Medical suspension

  • Changes in contractual terms

  • Transfer of undertakings

  • The right to dismiss

  • The concept of dismissal

  • The reason for the dismissal

  • Dismissal for incompetence

  • Ill-health dismissals

  • Medical reports

  • ‘No illness’ agreements

  • Disabled workers

  • Dismissal for misconduct

  • Ill-health and misconduct

  • Selection for redundancy

  • Contravention of a statute

  • Some other substantial reason for dismissal

  • The importance of procedure

  • The right to refuse to work in unsafe conditions

  • Whistleblowers

  • Time off for trade union activities

  • Working Time Regulations