The purpose of this QQI Level 6 Employment Law (6N4322) minor award is to equip the learner with knowledge of the component parts of employment law and an appreciation of how employment law principles work in practice. Learners will gain a great understanding of current employment legislation and how this relates to best work practices in different chosen vocational/ employment settings. Participants who successfully complete this course will have an in-depth understanding of the statutory frameworks which regulate the employer/employee relationship.
- Demonstrate a specialised knowledge of employment law principles and provisions and of the Irish legal system and the influence of European law on Irish employment law
- Evaluate the theoretical concepts and models relating to individual employment rights to include discrimination, maternity, adoptive and parental leave, part-time and fixed-term work, agency work, payment of wages, the organisation of working time, pensions, health and safety, equality and privacy
- Apply a comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools to the contract of employment within the context of well-defined scenarios for a range of employee categories to include terms and conditions, pay and pension, termination, dismissal, leave, duties
- Formulate an employer’s response to the impact of Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the management and maintenance of employee information in the workplace
- Evaluate the role of employment legislation and institutions in combatting discrimination and harassment to promote equality in the workplace
- Assess the facts in defined breaches of employment law and the legal procedures of redress and remedies available through labour relations institutions and the courts
- Demonstrate a specialised understanding of the status, interpretation and implementation of collective bargaining
- Appreciate the legal significance of Human Resource grievance and disciplinary policies and procedures within the context of dispute resolution strategies
- Investigate the legislative framework of health, safety and welfare at work regulations with which employers and employees are legally obliged to comply
- Evaluate the role and function of labour relations institutions and trade unions and the legal procedures of redress which apply under employment law
- Report on the impact of a principal of employment law in a chosen vocational area based on a specific court case history.
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