Core Module Information
Module title: Employment Law

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

Module code: LAW11101
Module leader: Zhongdong Niu
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law


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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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