Module title: Employment Law

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW11101
Module leader: Clare Frances Moran
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, 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, guest lecturers, 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 both on the content of group preparation and discussion in preparation for the mock tribunal. Formative feedback on skills is also provided by peers and also at the completion of the tribunal. Summative assessment addresses LO 1-4 and comprises coursework and a 2 hour unseen exam.
Research/Teaching linkages
LO 1-3 Scholarly activity of the module leader within the tribunal system and involvement in assessment review and law review within an external professional body ensures current knowledge of court practice and procedure and ensure currency and credibility of input.
Supporting equality and diversity
LO 1-3 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 WebCT Vista. A mixture of assessment instruments and the fact that a technically difficult module is delivered over two trimesters should provide sufficient time for consolidation for those whose first language is not English.

Internationalisation
The jurisdiction of this module is primarily UK centric with a marginal European dimensi

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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 Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1 - 4 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Oral Presentation 10 1 - 4 11 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 - 4 13 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Clare Frances Moran
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, guest lecturers, 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 both on the content of group preparation and discussion in preparation for the mock tribunal. Formative feedback on skills is also provided by peers and also at the completion of the tribunal. Summative assessment addresses LO 1-4 and comprises coursework and a 2 hour unseen exam.
Research/Teaching linkages
LO 1-3 Scholarly activity of the module leader within the tribunal system and involvement in assessment review and law review within an external professional body ensures current knowledge of court practice and procedure and ensure currency and credibility of input.
Supporting equality and diversity
LO 1-3 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 WebCT Vista. A mixture of assessment instruments and the fact that a technically difficult module is delivered over two trimesters should provide sufficient time for consolidation for those whose first language is not English.
Internationalisation
The jurisdiction of this module is primarily UK centric with a marginal European dimension

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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 Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1 - 4 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Oral Presentation 10 1 - 4 11 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 - 4 13 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
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.
Intellectual Property; Data Protection; confidential information and 'whistle-blowing'.
Health and Safety law.
Collective employment law: trade unions; immunities and industrial action.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the principal features of the legal system as it applies to employment law and exercise appropriate judgement and use of Employment Tribunal rules, practice and procedures.
LO2: Develop and critically engage with the substantial range of major legal concepts, values, principles and rules of the legal system and generic employment law.
LO3: Exercise appropriate judgement and problem solving techniques creatively to defend or pursue arguable solutions to complex problems and situations, actual or perceived.
LO4: Examine the impact of actual and proposed legislation on an organisation's policies and practices and formulate a strategy for best practice implementation.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW11101 - Employment Law