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Professsor Grace James

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  • Currently Module Convenor for Labour Law and LW2RP (Research Project) and teaches Contract Law

Work-Family Reconciliation Policies, Gender and Employment, Discrimination Law, European Labour Law, the Employment Tribunal System, the regulation of mental health in the workplace.

Biographical Details

Grace James joined Reading Law School in 2002. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 1999 where she also worked as a Research Fellow. Professor James was awarded a grant from the Nuffield Foundation to research pregnancy-related unfair dismissal litigation at employment tribunals in England and Wales and in 2007 she was awarded AHRC Research Leave to complete a monograph with regard to this work. In 2010, she was awarded AHRC funding to establish a research network to consider law's engagement with working families (Families And Work Network - FAWN - with Professor Nicole Busby at Strathclyde University).

Other Activities

Co-Editor of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law

Publications (forthcoming)

  • Almond, P., Horton, R and James G  (2022) ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work in the UK: Current Legal Approaches’ Legal Studies: The Journal of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Busby. N and James, G (2022) ‘Covid-19 and the legal regulation of working families’ in Stychin, C  (editor) Law, Humanities and the Covid CrisisUniversity of London Press, London.