Core Module Information
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: 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

Description of module content:

European, statutory and common law rights: Employment courts and procedure; institutions of employment law
European and international Human Rights in relation to employment law.
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: Engage in a comparison of materials from an international perspective.
LO5: Express information, knowledge or an argument by using a variety of adversarial and non-adversarial skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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:

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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW08103 - Employment Law