LAW42150 Employment Law 2

Academic Year 2022/2023

The theme of this module is the set of statutory and common law rules constraining the employer's prerogative in the employment relationship. The module focusses on the extent to which the legislature, often in the context of Ireland's EU obligations, has prescribed a floor of employee rights and the role the courts have played in interpreting that legislation. The module also considers the dispute resolution process established by the Workplace Relations Act 2015.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module you should be able to - describe the historical development of Irish employment law; distinguish between the different forms of employment status; explain the influence of EU law on Irish employment law; apply legislation and case law concerning employment law topics covered in the module to emerging problem issues; critically discuss recent and potential changes in employment law, and assess their effectiveness, individually and in a group.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Learning activities include - interactive lectures, accessing resources, individual study, group work, self-directed research, essay writing, problem solving. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Group Project. Week 11 n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback individually to students post assessment. Feedback will be communicated in writing via email.

Name Role
Mr Anthony Kerr Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 18:00 - 20:50