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The main purpose of employment law is to
legalise the relationship made between employers and employees and to ensure
that all members of the workforce are treated fairly and equitably. Employment
law has been put in place to establish the working conditions necessary to
ensure that people work in an environment free from discrimination in all
forms, providing fair opportunities to employees, along with keeping them safe
and treated according to the principles of justice (ICS Learn). Employment law goes
onto cover areas of recruitment and selection, providing up to date information
on employer’s legal obligations so their procedures comply with the law.In UK employment law there are three key
sources; these include common law, statute and European law. Over recent years
there has been a large amount of new UK employment law which has meant an
increase in employment rights that employers need to abide by, in addition to
the contract.The employment tribunal system was formed as
a way for all disputes between employees and employers to raise their
complaints regarding employee rights. It was created as an easy and accessible
way of resolving conflicts that arise within the workplace and to act as an
inexpensive way of settling them. For an employment tribunal to accept to hear
a case, a claim must be made within three months of the incident/ dismissal
occurring. Following this, it becomes Acas’ responsibility to make contact with
both parties with the aim of agreeing a settlement outside of the tribunal. If
a settlement is agreed, it must be drawn up and both parties are required to
sign preventing any other related claims against the employer taking place. Instances
where an agreement has not been drawn up, can however still form the basis of
an agreed settlement, as demonstrated by Newbury v Sun Microsystems (2013) case
where a settlement figure was still considered binding, even though the wording
of the agreement could not be agreed upon.The law of contract which regulates the
fundamental relationship between employers and employees, and of the law of
negligence, which provides us with the right to claim compensation when we
suffer an injury at work, comes to us via the common law (Taylor and Wilkinson,
2017). If a disagreement amongst an employer and employee relates to common
law, for example, a breach in the contract the case will be heard within the
county or High Court. The UK court system allows cases to be appealed to higher
courts, which means if an appeal is accepted, the law becomes mandatory.