- The UK Legal Framework and Employment Law
- European and international perspectives
- Nature of the employment relationship and the Contract of Employment
- Equality of treatment : sex, race, disability and other discrimination
- Employment protection : pregnancy and maternity/ paternity rights
- Regulation of Pay: entitlements to pay and the equal pay provisions
- Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Termination of the contract: common law provisions and unfair dismissal under the provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996
- Trade unions and the law of industrial action
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate, measure progress and to provide feedback in a timely manner, in two individual assignments. The formative part of the module assessment is an individual assignment which is focused on the fundamental principles of UK employment law and the legal framework. The purpose of this is to provide an opportunity to consolidate and enhance the learning from early lectures/seminars and to give the student the opportunity to gauge their progress.
Summative assessments for this module are individual assignments, which are designed to enable students to demonstrate the ability to apply relevant legal principles to various employment issues and to consider appropriate HRM strategies. The assessments will also require students to take a comparative approach, comparing the legal principles and approaches to employment regulation in different countries.
- To provide an understanding of the legal framework and the key principles of UK Employment law
- To enable students to analyse employment law concepts and models and apply them in the context of rapidly changing business and legal environments
- To provide an understanding and appreciation of the importance of contemporary developments in Employment Law
- To introduce the students to elements of Employment Law applicable in other legal jurisdictions
Discuss and critically evaluate the role and functioning of the courts, tribunals and other employment law institutions.
Understand the impact of European and International Law on the employment relationship.
Understand the nature, scope and significance of an employer/ employee relationship and the diversity of employment status that now exits in the flexible labour market.
Understand the nature, scope and main sources of implied, express and imposed terms of an employment contract and cite relevant statutory provisions and interpretive case law.
Understand and apply the main statutory and common law employment rights, duties and liabilities of employers and employees.
Analyse and apply the common law and statutory provisions relating to health and safety in the workplace and critically evaluate the role of the bodies established to monitor and enforce the statutory provisions.
Discuss and apply the legislative provisions and case law authorities relating to sex, race and disability and other forms of proscribed discrimination in the UK, evaluate the impact of anti-discrimination legislation on HR policies and develop appropriate equal opportunities strategies.
Analyse the impact of European and International Law on the employment marketplace.
Discuss the nature and extent of the rights afforded in respect of pay and evaluate the mechanisms by which the Equality Act (2010 ) operates.
Understand the impact of anti-discrimination legislation.
Analyse and apply the common law and statutory provisions relating to termination of the employment contract and assess the nature and types of remedies available.
Apply appropriate statutory provisions and common law principles to assess the legal rights and liabilities of employees and employers.
Understanding the role of the Trade Unions and industrial conflict.
Apply the use of analytical processes in determining appropriate solutions in a range of case scenarios.