LECTURE 1Introduction and Status (1)
SOURCES OF EMPLOYMENT LAW
Common law Statute
Employment Rights Act 1996, Employment Relations Act 1999, Equality Act 2010.
European Community law
Treaty Articles, Directives, Regulations and Decisions.
Marshall v Southampton and SW Hants Health Auth. (C-152/84) Factortame v Secretary of State for Transport  2 AC 85 (HL). Francovich v Italy (C-6&9/90)
COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
Generally, Pitt, Ch 1
Employment (formally Industrial) tribunals
Discrimination (in employment)
Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)
Pitt (9th edn), Ch 3.
Jones (3rd edn), Ch 13
What is meant by ‘status’
Why make the distinction
Who is an Employee
Employment Rights Act 1996, 230:
(1) In this Act ’employee’ means an individual who has entered into or works under (or, where the employment has ceased, worked under) a contract of employment.
(2) In this Act ‘contract of employment’ means a contract of service or apprenticeship, whether express or implied, and (if it is express) whether it is oral or in writing.