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Online Diploma in Employment Law

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Overview

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Over recent years the developments in Employment Law have meant that it has become a prominent and important topic in today’s business environment. This introductory course, which is run wholly online, in this highly relevant subject is aimed at providing an overview of the main elements of both Irish and European employment legislation as it relates to both employers and employees.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The aim of this online course is to provide the student with an overview of the laws and regulations that affect the functioning of the employment relationship. The programme examines the duties of both employees and employers and attempts to provide students with a broad understanding of employment law issues through the analysis of existing legislation and case law. On successful completion of this programme all participants will have studies the main sources of employment law including the concept of "employee", the design of an employment contract, equality  issues including harassment in the workplace, holidays and leave entitlements, termination of contracts and redundancy issues, health and safety concerns and the effects of collective bargaining.

Assessment

Assessment for the  DBS Online Diploma in Employment Law will be conducted through 100% continuous assessment.  

DBS Online Diploma students can avail of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details. 

DBS Student Facilities

Online Learning Environment - is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material, interactive education sessions, and is home to your virtual online classroom which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS. 

DBS Online Library - The Online Library provides a programme of introductory videos and virtual classroom sessions in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. These will be facilitated through the DBS Online Learning Environment prior to your commencement on the Diploma programme.

DBS Virtual Community of Learners – You will become part of DBS Online’s Virtual Community of Learners where you can network and share with your fellow online students.

 

​Course Content

The DBS Online Diploma in ​​Employment Law covers:

Contract of Employment

Students will examine the difference between employees and independent contractors and be introduced to the concept of vicarious liability. The main terms that a prudent employer should include in a contract of employment and the various types of employment contracts are also explored.

Legal framework in Employment Law

The legal framework within which Employment Law operates including an analysis of the Constitution, Statute Law, Common Law and European Law. The various forums that are used for dispute resolution are also examined.

Protective Legislation

This section looks at the obligations imposed upon employers in relation to the provision of protective leave including leave under the Organisation of Working Time legislation, maternity, parental, carer and adoptive leave.

Employment Equality and Harassment

Students will discuss the main features of the Employment Equality Acts in relation to equal treatment and equal pay and direct and indirect discrimination and the limited grounds where discrimination is permitted. The related topics of harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace will also be explored.

Bullying and Stress Claims

The duties and obligations imposed upon an employer to provide a bullying and stress free working environment are examined and assessed.

Termination of the contract of employment

Lawful means of terminating the employment contract are discussed alongside the doctrines of unfair and wrongful dismissal. This lecture also covers termination by redundancy and the various factors involved in the redundancy process including calculation of payments and collective redundancies.

Health and Safety

This section looks at the area of health and safety legislation and current standards as expressed in legislation.

Confidentiality, Restraint of Trade, and Data Protection

This section of the course examines post- termination restrictive covenants in the context of the employment contract. Common law and statutory duties in relation to the acquisition, preservation and treatment of sensitive information – by both employers and employees.

Employment of Non-Nationals

Obligations on employers as regards the employment of non-nationals including an analysis of The Employment Permits Acts and the various types of work permits available for foreign workers.

Structure

The DBS ​Online Diploma in ​Employment Law will be run wholly online including workshops, tutorials and programme assessment.

This programme examines the duties of both employees and employers and attempts to provide students with a broad understanding of employment law issues through the analysis of existing legislation and case law. On successful completion all participants will have studied the main sources of employment law including the concept of “employee”, the design of an employment contract, equality issues including harassment in the workplace, holidays and leave entitlements, termination of contracts and redundancy issues, health & safety concerns and the effects of collective bargaining.

Career Progression Opportunities

Due to the complexity and increasing relevance of employment law in running a business today this online course has a huge practical significance for individuals who are engaged in any business where employees are engaged. From an academic perspective it provides an insight and analysis of the main components of a highly specialised area of law.

Student Profile

Due to its increasing relevance this course has attracted a wide variety of participants including employers, lawyers and human resource executives.

Fees

The fee for this online diploma is €1,325. This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library online membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.

 

Next Steps

Apply here or contact us by email or phone +353 (1) 4177500.

 
 
 
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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 2017

Awarding Body: 
Dublin Business School
Schedule: ​
Online delivery
- 1 online class per week
- 1 weekly podcast
- 1 online clinic with lecturer for questions and queries
Intake: ​​​September 2017
Duration: 10 weeks

 

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2017. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm

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