Module Details

Module Code: LAWS C4309
Module Title: Employment Law 2
Title: Employment Law 2
Module Level:: 8
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Eileen Doyle
Module Author:: Pauline McHugh
Module Description: The aim of this module is to acquaint participants with a comprehensive knowledge of the main terms and conditions of employment and to assist the student to develop the analytical skills required to apply their
legal knowledge to various scenarios.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Identify and explain the main terms and conditions of employment and the legislation which impacts upon those terms.
LO2 Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of both the common law and legislative duties of employers as regards health and safety in the workplace, and be able to assess and critically evaluate the impact of these duties upon the Irish workplace.
LO3 Demonstrate an ability to identify and discuss the various types of dismissal in Ireland. In particular, they should be able to apply their knowledge of dismissals law to problem scenarios/case studies.
LO4 Demonstrate a basic understanding of Industrial Relations Law in Ireland.
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
Indicative Content
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Leave: Annual Leave, Public Holidays • Maternity, Adoptive, Parental, Paternity, Parents leave, Force majeure, Carers leave • Payment of Wages, minimum pay, deductions from pay • Organization of Working Time, min/max hours, breaks • collective agreements• redress
Health & Safety in the Workplace
Common Law Duties of Employers and Employees • The Legislative Framework • Statutory duties of employers • General Duties of Employees • Safety Statement • Safety Representative • Bullying, harassment and Stress in the Workplace • Health & Safety Policies • Claims for personal Injury and Time Limits • The Health & Safety Authority• vicarious liability
Termination of Employment
Fair procedures • Notice • Summary Dismissal • Wrongful Dismissal • Constructive Dismissal • Unfair Dismissal • Fair Dismissals • Redundancy • Collective Redundancies • Dismissal Policies • protections under Transfer of Undertakings Regulations• Redress
Introduction to Industrial Relations
Collective Bargaining and Trade Unions • Trade Disputes • Strikes/pickets • injunctions • role of WRC and Labour Court
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%


Full Time

Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 100
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Written assessment comprising problem scenario(s) relating to module content
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Exam Board
It is at the discretion of the Examination Board as to what the qualifying criteria are.

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00 36
Independent Learning Non Contact No Description 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93 89
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.50 1.5
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Ailbhe Murphy. (2017), Employment Law, Bloomsbury Publishing, p.1592, [ISBN: 9781847663764].
  • Neville Cox,Val Corbett (LLM.),Desmond Ryan. Employment Law in Ireland, Clarus Press, [ISBN: 9781905536269].
  • Mary Faulkner. Essentials of Irish Labour Law, 3rd Ed.. Clarus Press, [ISBN: 9781905536955].
  • Des Ryan. (2017), Redmond on Dismissal Law, 3rd. ed.. Bloomsbury Publishing, p.700, [ISBN: 9781780434988].
  • Alastair Purdy. (2011), Termination of Employment, A&C Black, p.464, [ISBN: 9781847667205].
  • Mary Redmond,Tom Mallon. (2010), Strikes: An Essential Guide to Industrial Action and the Law, Bloomsbury Professional, p.394, [ISBN: 9781847665485].
  • Eugenie Houston. (2011), Transfers of Undertakings in Ireland, A&C Black, p.552, [ISBN: 9781847668646].
  • Raymond Byrne. Safety and Health Acts, Round Hall, [ISBN: 9780414032910].
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Westlaw database n/a, Irish Employment Law Journal.
  • LexisNexis LNB Legal database.
  • JustisOne.
Other Resources
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