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Dr Mark Butler's research interests are centred on UK employment law and EU Labour law, with a particular emphasis on employee rights.

Currently he is conducting research in the area of age discrimination, viewing the protections afforded to workers through comparative analysis. The primary focus of his research is on the position of the age discrimination protections in the context of retirement.

PhD Supervision Interests

International Employment/Labour Law: Research into individual rights will be considered.

EU Employment/Labour Law: Free Movement of Workers, Discrimination law, the rights of employees to participate in management decisions, Health and Safety, family-friendly rights, and social policy.

UK Employment Law: any aspect of UK employment law will be considered on the strength of the application.

Current Teaching

  • Law 320 Principles of Employment Law (Convener)
  • Law 321 Principles of EU Employment Law (Convener)
  • Law 105/261a EU Law
  • Law 317 Legal Issues in Business (Convenor)
  • LL.M 201 European Union Law

Additional Information

Papers Presented

Mark Butler, "Dilemmas in Age Discrimination", Industrial Law Society Manchester Meeting, 30 November 2009.

Mark Butler, "A Rationale for Age Discrimination Protection in a Globalized Economy" Conference on Legal Education and Globalization, School of Law, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 19 September 2009.

Mark Butler, "Westmorland Law Society: Employment Law Update", Westmorland Law Society, September 2009.

Additional Information

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Scholars Association
  • Member of the Industrial Law Society
  • Volunteer for the Free Representation Unit

Consultancy and Training

Dr Butler is willing to undertake consultancy in relation to organising employment relationships, maintaining such relationships, and employment disputes. He is also willing to provide tailored training courses in relation to employment law, discrimination law, and the resolution ofemployment disputes.

Media Comment

Dr Butler is willing to provide comment for the press and other media in respect of employment law,discrimination law, worker rights andEuropean Union law. He currently writes employment law updates for the Whitehaven News.

2014

TUPE: what do the reforms actually mean?

Butler, M. 05/2014 In: Tolley's Employment Law Newsletter. 19, 07, p. 54-55 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Dismissals due to business reasons in the United Kingdom

Butler, M. 1/07/2014 In: IUSLABOR. 2014, 2, p. 53-61 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The European Court and age discrimination

Butler, M. 26/11/2014 St James's Chambers Newsletter, p. 2-3 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Labour law in Great Britain

Butler, M. & Hardy, S. 03/2014 6th ed. The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International. 340 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsMonograph

Collective redundancy, to consult or not to consult?

Butler, M. 15/01/2014 In: Insolvency Intelligence. 27, p. 9-12 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Seldon and Homer: are we there yet?

Butler, M. 04/2013 In: Tolley's Employment Law Newsletter. 18, 6, p. 48-49 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Collective consultation rights

Butler, M. 08/2013 In: Tolley's Employment Law Newsletter. 18, 10, p. 94-95 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Family friendly policies: just how friendly are they?

Butler, M. 07/2013 In: Tolley's Employment Law Newsletter. 18, 9, p. 86-87 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Business participants and employment status: a review of the current position

Milman, D. & Butler, M. 2012 In: The Company Lawyer. 33, 6, p. 165-170 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Marginalising the objective justification defence in retirement cases?

Butler, M. 2011 In: International Journal of Law and Management. 53, 5, p. 375-388 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A handbook on European non-discrimination law.

Sugarman, D. & Butler, M. 2011 Luxembourg: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. 151 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2010

Incapacity for work

Butler, M. 2010 Encyclopaedia of employment law. Hardy, S. (ed.). Sweet and Maxwell

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

National minimum wage

Butler, M. 2010 Encyclopaedia of employment law. Hardy, S. (ed.). Sweet and Maxwell

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Working time

Butler, M. 2010 Encyclopaedia of employment law. Hardy, S. (ed.). Sweet and Maxwell

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

European employment laws: a comparative guide (Second Edition).

Butler, M. & Hardy, S. 30/12/2010 London: Spiramus Publishing. 320 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

Fixed term employment contracts in the United Kingdom.

Butler, M. & Hardy, S. 2009 Fixed-term employment contracts: a comparative study. Blanpain, R. & Grant, C. (eds.). Vanden Broele Publishers, 441 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2007

European employment laws: a comparative guide.

Hardy, S. & Butler, M. 2007 London: Spiramus Publishing. 256 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

International themes in business law: volume 5.

Hardy, S. & Butler, M. 2007 London: Sage Publishing. 304 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

International themes in business law: volume 4.

Hardy, S. & Butler, M. 2007 London: Sage Publishing. 304 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

International themes in business law.

Hardy, S. & Butler, M. 2007 London: Sage Publishing. 304 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

International themes in business law: volume 3.

Hardy, S. & Butler, M. 2007 London: Sage Publishing. 337 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

International themes in business law: volume 2.

Hardy, S. & Butler, M. 2007 Sage Publishing. 320 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

International Themes in Business Law

Hardy, S., Bulter, M., Hardy, S. (ed.) & Butler, M. (ed.) 2007 London: Sage. 310 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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