Not available in 2013/14
ID222      Half Unit
Managing Employment Law

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Stephen Dunn


This course is available on the BSc in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.

Course content

This course covers UK and EU Employment Law for non-specialists with some reference to practices outside Europe. It covers both individual and collective rights at work and explores the issues and constraints of 'managing within the law' from an HRM perspective together with an assessment of the impact of such legislation. The development and sources of modern employment law; discrimination law, including sex, race, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, etc.; health and safety, working time, family-friendly policies; unfair dismissal; redundancy, takeovers and outsourcing; privacy and confidentiality; information and consultation; union membership and bargaining; right to strike.


20 hours of seminars in the MT. 4 hours of seminars in the ST.

Formative coursework

Two non-assessed essays or case studies.

Indicative reading

Davies, A. (2004) Perspectives on Labour Law, Cambridge: University Press; Deakin, S. and Morris, G. (2005) Labour Law, 4th Edition, London: Butterworth. Taylor, S. and Emir, A. (2009) Employment Law: an Introduction, 2nd Edition Oxford: University Press; Willey, B. (2009) Employment Law in Context, 3rd Edition, London: FT/Prentice Hall.


Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Half Unit

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