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Employment Law

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Joe Atkinson
Academic year

Module overview

This module introduces students to three key themes of employment law: (1) employment status; (2) the contract of employment and (3) termination of employment.

You will acquire a good understanding of the relevant law, you will also develop a critical perspective of the law in its wider social, economic, political and historical context, and you will be trained to successfully apply the law to factual situations.

The module will be taught in a lively manner, promoting student engagement with topical employment law issues through the discussion of news, problem-based learning, and teamwork.

This module is closely linked to LAWS3137 Equality at Work. It is recommended that if you want to take LAWS3137 in Part 3, in years when it is available, you take LAWS2026 Employment Law first, although this is not indispensable.