Legal Aspects of Employment

Module code: 5ACCN001W
Faculty: Westminster Business School
Credit Level: 6
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

The module aims to introduce the major areas of employment regulation including those relating to recruitment, and the contract of employment through to redundancy and dismissal. It will provide you with an overview of the employment relationship, rather than focusing in detail on the operation of specific employment laws. Subjects covered on the module syllabus include employment status and atypical workers, legal issues in recruitment and selection, the employment contract, health and safety, managing dismissal and redundancy, and resolution of employment disputes.

The module will be extremely valuable both to employees and potential managers in understanding the importance of the legal context of the employment relationship and its contribution to a successful business. By the time you complete the module you will be able to evaluate the operation of employment law from both an employer and an employee’s perspective, analyse the legal issues surrounding the recruitment and deployment of employees, and assess the role of ACAS and the Employment Tribunal system in resolving employment disputes.

Teaching and learning methods involve a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. Assessment is based on 1,000-word coursework essay, and a closed-book exam.

This module will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.