LL4H8      Half Unit
Employment Law

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Hugh Collins and Dr Astrid Sanders


This course is available on the MSc in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, MSc in Law and Accounting, MSc in Management and Human Resources, Master of Laws and Master of Laws (extended part-time study). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.

Course content

Regulation of the content and the form of the employment relation. The contract of employment, including express and implied terms and the scope of employment law. Regulation of minimum wage and working time. Protection against discrimination in the workplace. Discipline and protection from dismissal and termination of employment. Business reorganisation, insolvency and employment rights, and economic dismissals. Freedom of association and the right to strike. Privacy inside and outside of the workplace. The approach involves theoretical perspectives, economic analysis, comparative law of employment, and examination of relevant European law.


20 hours of seminars in the LT.

Formative coursework

A 2,000 word essay and a presentation.

Indicative reading

Detailed syllabus of weekly readings will be available and the materials can all be accessed through Moodle. Hugh Collins, Employment Law, 2nd edn (Oxford University Press, 2010), Chapters 1-9.


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

Candidates are allowed to take an unannotated copy of a collection of statutory materials into the examination.

Key facts

Department: Law

Total students 2012/13: 8

Average class size 2012/13: 10

Value: Half Unit

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