Employment Law is a dynamic and burgeoning field and it provides a major area of specialisation within legal practice. Knowledge of Employment Law is also essential for those considering personnel / human resource work as a career.
To succeed in Employment Law it is necessary to gain an understanding of the common law rules, statutory provisions and EC law regulating the individual employment relationship and collective labour law. Emphasis will be placed on the principles underlying this area of law and their policy implications.
Within this broad heading various subjects can be covered, including: Institutions and Sources of Employment Law, The Contract of Employment - Express and Implied Terms, Termination of the Employment Relationship and the Legal Implications of adopting various methods of termination.
Also key is Unfair Dismissal Law, Redundancy, Discrimination Law (Sex, Race, and Disability) and Collective Labour Law: Collective Bargaining and Collective Agreements, Strikes, Industrial Action and Picketing, Trade Unions and their Members.