Module Title:Employment Law 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various legal scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to acquaint participants with a comprehensive knowledge of the main terms and conditions of employment and to assist the student to develop the analytical skills required to apply their legal knowledge to various scenarios.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify and explain the main terms and conditions of employment and the legislation which impacts upon those terms.
LO2 Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of both the common law and legislative duties of employers as regards health and safety in the workplace, and be able to assess and critically evaluate the impact of these duties upon the Irish workplace.
LO3 Demonstrate an ability to identify and discuss the various types of dismissal in Ireland. In particular, they should be able to apply their knowledge of dismissals law to problem scenarios/case studies.
LO4 Demonstrate a basic understanding of Industrial Relations Law in Ireland.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Leave: Annual Leave, Public Holidays • Maternity, Adoptive, Parental, Paternity, Parents leave, Force majeure, Carers leave • Payment of Wages, minimum pay, deductions from pay • Organization of Working Time, min/max hours, breaks • collective agreements• redress
Health & Safety in the Workplace
Common Law Duties of Employers and Employees • The Legislative Framework • Statutory duties of employers • General Duties of Employees • Safety Statement • Safety Representative • Bullying, harassment and Stress in the Workplace • Health & Safety Policies • Claims for personal Injury and Time Limits • The Health & Safety Authority• vicarious liability
Termination of Employment
Fair procedures • Notice • Summary Dismissal • Wrongful Dismissal • Constructive Dismissal • Unfair Dismissal • Fair Dismissals • Redundancy • Collective Redundancies • Dismissal Policies • protections under Transfer of Undertakings Regulations• Redress
Introduction to Industrial Relations
Collective Bargaining and Trade Unions • Trade Disputes • Strikes/pickets • injunctions • role of WRC and Labour Court
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Written assessment comprising problem scenario(s) relating to module content 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 8 Group Elective 1
CW_HHLAW_B OLD Honours Bachelor of Laws Degree - LLB 4 Elective