Employment Law

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Employment Law

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Corporate Studies, Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module aims to acquaint students with the function of employment law and labour law in the context of both the individual and collective labour relationship. The module will explain the basic common law principles of employment law and labour law and teach and assess both Irish and EU legisative evelopments and their impact on the employment relationship. The module will address the key social, political and cultural policy arguments that underlie developments in employment law. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyse the functions of employment law and labour law.
    2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the important legal principles that underline the employment relationship by reference to relevant case law and legislation.
    3. Solve legal problems with reference to case law and legislation.
    4. Assess the influence of competing critical perspectives on employment law.
    5. Appraise the role of the European Community in employment law and labour law.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

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