Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law
Course available through blended / online distance learning.
Since Covid–19 restrictions came into force on March 12, this course was delivered 100% online through our accessible Virtual Learning Environment. Read about the recent changes here.
King’s Inns will continue to offer this course online for 2020/2021 until it is safe to deliver in person as well on campus. Attending classes in person will be optional.
We know social interaction with fellow students, lecturers and visiting speakers is an integral part of the King’s Inns experience and once a safe opportunity presents, we will invite students back on campus.
This is a time of unprecedented change and growing complexity in the area of employment law. Understanding these developments is of critical importance to those seeking to negotiate a surefooted pathway through the workplace environment. King’s Inns is delighted to bring together a team of leading experts, including some of the most prominent legal practitioners in the area, to deliver a course which will provide a thorough grounding in the key components and latest developments in this important and heavily regulated area.
Non–compliance with employment law or lack of harmony in a workplace can have very serious consequences for those directly involved as well as for society and the economy as a whole. This cutting edge Diploma addresses both the procedural and the substantive law that applies to the employment relationship.
Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes
This Diploma provides participants with a comprehensive practical knowledge of employment law so that participants will be equipped to deal with the main employment law issues arising in a workplace. Participants will acquire a practical in–depth knowledge of the issues affecting the employment relationship from recruitment to termination.
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
The Diploma will appeal to those in both the public and private sectors: legal practitioners, employers, company directors, regulatory bodies, HR and IR professionals.
Lead Lecturer / Course Director
The coordinator of the course is Niamh McGowan BL.
Course Content and Delivery
Delivery is in part–time early morning mode through lectures presented by leading experts in various aspects of employment law. The course will take place over 20 weeks on Thursday mornings 8.30 – 9.45 am.
Course Start Date: Thursday 22 October 2020 (provisional)
Application Deadline: Friday 2 October 2020
This course is available via blended online learning, with classes recorded using e–learning software and made available to students for streaming via our Virtual Learning Environment. This means that, while all students are welcome to attend class in person, all sessions except the last lecture (Mock Labour Court hearing) is recorded so that students who are based outside Dublin or who are otherwise unable to attend can view the material by streaming their class at any time.
All class notes are available online before lectures take place. Online tutorials and IT support are available to help students navigate their way through our Library and legal resource databases.
Complimentary parking and refreshments will be provided to participants attending in person.
Please note that the schedule below is provisional.
The contract of employment
Other statutory provisions to include protective leave, pay and pensions
Regulated, Civil Service & Public Sector Employment
Data Protection and Employment Law
ASSIGNMENT 1 to be handed out – for completion by
Grievance and Disciplinary Investigations
Litigating Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace
Privacy, Technology & Social Media
Trade Union Law and Essentials for non–unionised Companies
Termination of Employment – Unfair Dismissal/Redundancy
Wrongful Dismissal and Injunctions
Transfer of Undertaking Regulations & Insolvency
Restraint of Trade and Confidentiality Clauses
Workplace Relations Commission Practice and Procedure and Statutory Appeals
Judicial Review and the Employment Contract
ASSIGNMENT 2 to be handed out–for completion by 2
Mock Labour Court hearing
To be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law a participant will be required to successfully complete two written assignments.
Total cost of course: €2,350.
Fee structure can be viewed here.
BL graduates who are subscribing members to King’s Inns receive a 10% discount on this course. Click here for more information.
How do I Apply?
We are now taking applications for this course.
There is no admission requirements for this course. Your place on the course will not be secured until payment is received in full.
Payment can be made through the application portal using your credit / debit card.
If your employer is paying for your studies, you will require a PO number, the name and email address for the person responsible for payment in your organisation. The invoice will issue directly to the person whose details you enter. You will also be able to download a copy of the invoice through the application portal.
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