20 credits at level HE6
This module is designed to provide the student with a knowledge of the law in relation to employment. It is designed to reflect both the academic demands of employment law at the same time as being applicable to the working environment of Human Resource Management.
Below is a list of topics which you may encounter on the course in such a manner as to make them applicable to Human Resource Managment:
Introduction to the legal system of England and Wales.
The role of EU law in relation to employment law.
The role of administrative law in the sphere of employment law and disputes.
Legal definitions of employment and key terms used in employment contracts.
Discrimination law including equal pay.
Confidential information, whistleblowing.
Health and safety in relation to employment law.
Trade unions and collective bargaining.
ACAS mediation, negotiation and arbitration.
Assessment method and rationale.
At HE level 6 teaching methods deployed are used to emphasise student autonomy. Therefore, in order to facilitate this there will be seminars to accompany the lectures and the lectures will become a sharing of information rather than a dictation of information by the lecturer. This policy is in accord with the demands of the Law Benchmarks at HE level 6.
The learning outcomes will be assessed by two 2,500 word assignments (50% + 50% = 100% of the mark for this course). The assignments will test the student's ability to critically appraise and synthesize legal material. Write a report on the functioning of Employment Law based on a real-life scenario.Students will be presented with a complex Employment Law scenario/case study which will require analysis and research. Sophisticated research methods are expected from learners emphasising the use of electronic resources.
NB Where this module is offered online (via BoltOnline) lectures and seminars delivered by Elluminate.
The learning hours for this module are made up of the following components:
Lectures 28 hours
Seminars 14 hours
Background reading 50 hours
Preparation for seminars 58 hours
Coursework 50 hours
Total 200 hours.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the main concepts, principles and rules of employment law.||Critically analyse true to life problems and scenarios and identify the rules of statute and case law which applies to them. Evaluate areas of contention within a given framework of employment law.|
|2.||Be able to evaluate employment law in relation to the needs of Human Resource Management.||Explain the historical context of employment law and its relationship to human resource management and appraise areas of successful application of employment law. Identify areas of contention. Identify and evaluate suggestions for reform.|
|3.||Be able to evaluate how employment law functions in relation to real life issues.||Be able to critically appraise relevant legal principles in relation to real life cases.|
|4.||Be able to demonstrate research and communication skills appropriate to the level of study.||Be able to produce documents which draw on and critically appraisevalid research.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2,500 words report||2,500 words case study|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Kidner R., (2009), Oxford, Blackstone's Statutes on Employment Law, Oxford University Press.
Landa C.S., (2010), Oxford, Directions Employment Law, 1st Edition, Oxford University Press.
Lewis D. and Sargeant M., (2010), Oxford, Law Concentrate Employment Law, Oxford University Press
Painter R. and Holmes A., (2009), Oxford, Cases and Materials on Employment Law, 7th Edition, Oxford University Press
Taylor S. and Amir E., (2010), Oxford, Employment Law an Introduction, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press.
Uppex R., Benny R. and Hardy S., (2009), Oxford, Employment Law, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press.
|Host Subject Group:||Business|
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