LC7037 - Employment Law and Practice (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18|
|Module title||Employment Law and Practice|
|Module level||Masters (07)|
|Credit rating for module||13.5|
|School||Guildhall School of Business and Law|
|Total study hours||120|
|Running in 2017/18||
The Employment Law and Practice Module covers most aspects of contentious employment law including unfair dismissal, redundancy and equality law.
It also includes the procedural steps to bring or defend proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.
Prior learning requirements
This module aims to teach students how to act for clients who want to bring or defend proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.
The Contract of Employment
Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy
Discrimination Law and Practice
Learning and teaching
8 one-hour large group sessions (40 learning hours) and 8 two-hour small group sessions (80 learning hours). The large group sessions are one week ahead of the small group sessions to allow students time for reflection. Students are required to test their preparation for each small group session by completing short answer/ multiple-choice questions on WebLearn in advance of the session.
On completion of this elective students should:
- Appreciate the nature of Employment Law and Practice
- Be able to locate and use electronic and paper sources of employment law
- Understand the different institutions and individuals in employment law and practice and their interrelationship
- Be able to identify and perform the steps required to bring and defend proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.
Element 1 – The Contract of Employment
Students should be able to:
- appreciate the essential terms of the contract of employment
- be able to advise on the contents and controls on the contract of employment including statutory controls
Element 2 – Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy
Students should be able to
- Appreciate the difference between wrongful and unfair dismissal
- Analyse facts, identify issues and apply the law relating to unfair dismissal and redundancy in a transaction based context
- Advise the client on the law relating to unfair dismissal and redundancy including advice on remedies.
- Draft the documents necessary to bring and defend proceedings in the Employment Tribunal
- Advise the client on the possible methods of funding litigation in the Employment Tribunal
- Identify the appropriate methods of resolving disputes in the employment tribunal including advice on the role of ACAS, Early Conciliation,
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Tribunal’s case management powers and the procedure to be followed at the Tribunal hearing
Element 3 - Discrimination Law and Practice
Students should be able to:
- Analyse facts, identify issues and apply the law relating to discrimination law in a transaction based context
- Advise the client on the law relating to discrimination including advice on remedies
- Draft the documents necessary to bring and defend proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.
The assessment is an open book exam with advance disclosure of documents and is of a transactional nature. This form of assessment is designed to replicate practice and enable students to demonstrate the application of legal principles in a realistic, practical context. Students are given a formative assessment and receive examiners' guidance.
CLP Employment Law Manual