Module title: Employment Law

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW08103
Module leader: Zhongdong Niu
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law

You will need the learning equivalent of LAW07101 Scottish Legal System. Example of learning equivalent would be the study of structure of the courts and tribunal system; the application of judicial interpretation and precedent at SCQF Level 7

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Zhongdong Niu
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their allignment to LO's;
LO 1-4 Each taught session is designed to develop the skills of fact management and the appropriate selection and evaluation of information leading to focused legal research. Each session will involve the use of audio-visual resources, group discussion and activities to foster individual and group student involvement.
Embedding of employment/PDP/scholarship skills;
LO1-4 Current knowledge of the law is an essential pre-requisite to risk management in employment related issues. Students are required to provide arguable solutions to both actual and /or hypothetical problems.
Assessment (formative and summative)
LO 1-4 Formative assessment is given on the content of small tutorial group discussions.
Summative assessment is carried out through the submisssion of a piece of coursework and also a 2 hour unseen exam.
Research/Teaching linkages
LO 1-4 Scholarly activity of the module leader ensures currency and credibility of input.
Supporting equality and diversity
LO 1-4 The module content, arguably, focuses in the main on issues of diversity since it examines current issues such as European and UK political and socio-economic policies, gender inequalities and unlawful discrimination. In addition, all materials are available for the diverse student group on Moodle.
The jurisdiction of this module is primarily UK focused with a European dimension.

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Independent Learning Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1-4 7 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

European, statutory and common law rights: Employment courts and procedure; institutions of employment law; Human Rights.
The employment relationship: formation and sources of the contract of employment; specific and implied terms and the legal consequences of unilateral change.
Contractual and statutory protection on dismissal; redundancy; transfer of undertakings and deficient wages.
Unlawful discrimination and remedies.
Equal pay; maternity pay and family friendly rights.
Data Protection; confidential information and 'whistle-blowing'.
Health and Safety law.
Collective employment law; trade unions and industrial action.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop a critical awareness and understanding of a substantial range of major sources, concepts, values, principles and rules relating to individual and collective employment law.
LO2: Explore the likely impact of actual and proposed legislation on the policies and practices of an employer organisation.
LO3: Evaluate alternative approaches to the issue of diversity and labour management in the employment relationship and make recommendations appropriate to the needs of different organisations.
LO4: Express information, knowledge or an argument by using a variety of adversarial and non-adversarial skills.

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