Employment Law module (LW52133)

Learn about aspects of Employment Law. This includes contracts, the Equality Act 2010, redundancies and unfair dismissals

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Employment Law covers the legal relationship between employers and employees. Topics include hiring, wages, working hours, discrimination, harassment, termination, and workplace safety.

It ensures fair treatment and enforces labour standards. It also provides legal recourse for both parties in case of disputes or violations.

This module overviews commonly encountered aspects of Employment Law in legal practice. You will learn the basic institutions in this area of practice, Employment Law legislation and procedures.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • discuss contracts of employment, maternity, paternity rights and holiday and sick pay
  • explore the Equality Act 2010. This includes the protected characteristics and the difference between direct and indirect indiscrimination
  • study harassment and victimisation
  • learn about the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) code of practice. You will also learn about consideration of both grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • understand how Tribunal claims are made
  • explore the law around Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE )

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • discuss key aspects of Employment Law
  • prepare for a Tribunal hearing
  • understand how best to negotiate and settle a claim

Assignments / assessment

  • Coursework 1 (45%)  
  • Coursework 2 (45%)
  • Professional Attributes – to include attendance at and participation in tutorials (10%)  

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

  • small group tutorial teaching


This module is available on following courses: