Employment is one of the fastest growing areas of law and the stakes are higher than ever with employment tribunals now able to make awards in excess of £100K for ordinary unfair dismissal claims.
This qualification provides a broad introduction to employment law that will enable you to confidently advise on the key aspects of the employment relationship. You will examine, in detail, employee status and other working relationships. This is relevant due to the rise of the gig economy: a concept which is repeatedly under the microscope both in the employment tribunal and the media. Having developed your knowledge to correctly identify and advise upon the relationship between parties, you will be introduced to employment contracts, their creation and the obligations arising from them.
The qualification develops the skills required to manage the termination of the employment relationship. You will be able to advise on risk and processes in relation to unfair dismissal, disciplinary and redundancy. Insights are provided into alternative dispute resolution and the use of settlement agreements. When alternatives fail, you will be guided through the main tribunal rules, procedures and what to expect at a tribunal hearing.
Both family friendly rights and the more complex area of discrimination law are introduced. There is a thorough examination of the protected characteristics, different types of discrimination and the variety of leave, pay and time off available to parents and carers.
Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations are introduced including an explanation of the rights and liabilities that transfer and when dismissal would be unfair. The qualification also considers collective employment rights including trade union recognition, collective bargaining and the Information and Consultation Regulations.
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