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Labour Law


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor: Lauren Godfrey
  • Assessment: to be confirmed

Module description

Labour law is a challenging and rapidly changing discipline. It is an area of law closely connected to a wide range of other areas of law such as contract law, public law, tort and company law. New legislation has recently been introduced regulating employers’ internal procedures in areas as diverse as flexible working and dismissal. Important influences on current labour law are European law and the Human Rights Act.

We will cover core topics such as:

  • the nature of the employment contract
  • unfair dismissal and redundancy
  • trade union law
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • the law on transfers of undertakings.

However, there will also be considerable emphasis on important contemporary themes in labour law, such as:

  • human rights and legal principles of equality
  • data protection and information technology.