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By the end of this module you should be able to:
1. Describe the historical development of employment rights legislation.
2. Explain the influence of European law and comparative law on Irish employment law topics covered in the module.
3. Apply law and case law concerning employment law topics covered in the module to a problem question.
4. Critically discuss recent and potential changes in relevant legislation and case law and assess their effectiveness, individually and in a group.
*Please note: this content is merely indicative and might be reordered or slightly changed.
1. Introduction: The historical evolution of employment rights
2. Employment Equality: The right to equal pay and the right to equal treatment: Direct and Indirect Discrimination
3. Family Leave: Maternity, Adoptive, Parental and Paternity leave entitlements
4. Atypical Employment: elimination of discrimination and prevention of abuse
(i) Part-Time work
(ii) Fixed-Term work
(iii) Agency work
5. Working Time
6. Privacy at Work: European Convention on Human Rights, Art. 8 and relevant case law
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Attendance: Attendance and participation during seminars (in at least 70%) of seminars.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||No||
|Examination: Centrally-scheduled exam (RDS or online, depending on health guidelines)||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Self-assessment activities
There will be the opportunity to do a mock exam in groups during the semester. For that formative assessment, you will get feedback: • Individually, provided to each group, in writing, post-assessment • To the group/class feedback, orally, post-assessment Exam feedback will be provided by means of group feedback on Brightspace (in writing, in the form of broad indications, not full answers).
|Mr Anthony Kerr||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Andrew Woods||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|