Employment Law

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Employment Law

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Substantial and successful prior study of law

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    The focus of this module is the legal framework surrounding the employment
    relationship, in its formation, operation and termination. The statutory and common law
    context of employment, including EU aspects, is considered, along with the now
    extensive law on discrimination.

    The main features of the module are the contract of employment, remedies for
    termination including unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and redundancy, and equality
    law. The module is designed for students who are interested in discovering the practical
    problems concerning law at work in a modern flexible labour market. Employment law is
    of practical significance for all persons involved in the world of work.

    Topics covered include:

    Autumn Semester:
    ? Termination of Employment
    ? Defining the Employment Relationship
    ? Continuity of Employment
    ? Formation and Variation of the Contract of Employment
    ? Incorporation of Collective Agreements
    ? Implied Terms in the Employment Contract
    ? General Principles of Termination
    ? Wrongful Dismissal
    ? Statutory Employment Protection
    ? Unfair Dismissal

    Spring Semester:
    ? To be confirmed

    Teaching: Weekly 2-hour lectures and fortnightly seminars

    ? Exam (50%)
    ? Coursework (50%): The coursework consists of a choice of either an essay based
    or problem based question. The essay requires research of law and policy
    relating to a specific legal issue. The problem question takes the form of an
    exercise requiring research on a set of facts that give rise to a legal problem and
    advice on the issues raised.
    STUDY OPTION 2: Alternative assessment (tbc)
    STUDY OPTION 3: Individual Assignment

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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