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On succesful completion of this course students should be able to: Distinguish the contract of employment from other forms of legal status (the status of self employment and partnership.Apply the rules regulating the interaction between illegality and the contract of employment.Identify the sources of a contract of employment, and demonstrate the techniques by which collective agreements and unexpressed terms may be incorporated in the contract. Be acquainted with the principal terms implied by law in the contract of employment Distinguish the comparative advantages of unfair dismisal or wrongful dismissal as remedies for the termination of employment.Demonstrate a close knowledge of the principles regulating access to the remedy under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977; of the grounds of review under the statutory remedy; of the remedies under the statutory procedure.Demonstrate a close knowledge of the ground of review and of the remedies (damages and injnunctive relief) where wrongful dismisal is established.Be able to describe the circumstances in which there arises a 'transfer of an economic entity which retains its identity' for the purpose of the application of the Transfer of Undertakings Directive 2001/131. Be able to apply a knowlwedge of the contract of employment to a complex hypothetical problem.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: 1,000 word assignment. Chose one from a choice of five titles dealing with a contemporary issue in employment law.||Week 6||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: Written Examination 2 hours||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Individual feedback, on request by email, is offered for the assignment. Feedback for the examination is in the form of general class feedback. This feedback will be published on Brightspace.