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MN30039: Employment law

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 40% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 60% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10078 OR take MN10442 OR take MN10529 OR take MN20291 OR take MN20609
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The unit is designed to give students a comprehensive insight into the legal framework of the employer/employee relationship and its impact on the parties directly involved and some wider social implications.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will gain a clear and definitive understanding of the diverse factors involved in the employment relationship and the different sources of law and principle which apply to this context.

Skills:
Students are taught the key areas relevant to liability within employment and the statutory and common rules applicable. They work with a case study which includes a business structure and from which they learn to interpret the legal materials in the context of a set of problems. The interpretation culminates in the coursework mock tribunal which involves students drawing together the taught material in a practical application. Preparation for the mock tribunal is facilitated by discussions throughout the course.

Content:
The legal framework: the roles of the courts, employment tribunals and other bodies such as ACAS and trades unions, and the sources and influences on employment are set out. The relevance of changes introduced by EU law are drawn into this framework. Contracts of employment and consequent duties of employers and employees are considered in detail, including issues such as discrimination (racial, sexual, disability and trade union rights). Rights on termination of employment and the developing role of conciliation are covered. Safety at work is also considered and some aspects of trade union law in respect of its impact on employment rights.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30039 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

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