Employment Law (5N3785)

Category: QQI

This course will outline the principles and practices of employment law and enable you to understand and appreciate the role of employment law within a range of work contexts.

Course Content:

  • Principal features of a contract of employment and the various terms contained with in it
  • Differences between a contract for services and a contract of service
  • Employee rights in relation to minimum wages, minimum notice, terms of employment and leave entitlements
  • Equality legislation including the procedure for taking a case under current legislation
  • Employer and employee duties and responsibilities under Common Law
  • Unfair Dismissals legislation, Constitutional and European Rights of employees and the procedure for taking a claim under the legislation for unfair dismissal
  • Dispute resolution procedures in Employment Law, including the role and function of industrial relations bodies
  • Safety Health and Welfare legislation as it pertains to employers and employees
  • Employment rights pertaining to pensions and redundancies
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation in the workplace

Further info on Course Content

Spring term, 12 x Monday nights & two Saturdays

Assessment: Assignment 60%, Theory Exam 40%

Accreditation: QQI Level 5 

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