Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law

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 will provide 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.

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 21 weeks on Thursday mornings 8.30 – 9.45 am. Free parking and refreshments will be provided for participants.

Course Start Date: Thursday 27 October 2016.

Week No.

Date

Topic

Speaker

1.

27.10.16 

The contract of employment to include an analysis of contract of/contract for services and the express and implied terms of the contract

Marguerite Bolger SC

2.

03.11.16

Workplace Relations Commission practice and procedure and statutory appeals

Niamh McGowan BL

3.

10.11.16 

Grievance and disciplinary investigations

Peter Ward SC

4.

17.11.16

Protection of part–time / fixed–term employees and agency workers

Stephen O’Sullivan BL

5.

24.11.16

Other statutory provisions to include protective leave, pay and pensions

Rosemary Mallon BL

6.

01.12.16 

Equality 1

Claire Bruton BL

7.

08.12.16

Equality 2

Claire Bruton BL

8.

15.12.16

Litigating Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace

Marguerite Bolger SC

9.

12.01.17

Termination of Employment 1 – Unfair Dismissals/Redundancy

Roderick Maguire BL

10.

19.01.17 

Termination of Employment 2

Oisín Quinn SC

11.

26.01.17 

Litigating in Court: Injunctions 

Brendan Kirwan BL

12.

02.02.17 

Restraint of Trade and Confidentiality Clauses

Mark Connaughton SC

13.

09.02.17 

Privacy and Data Protection in the Workplace

Clíona Kimber SC

14.

16.02.17 

Social Media and Employment 

Clíona Kimber SC

15.

23.02.17 

Whistleblowing 

Tom Mallon BL

16.

02.03.17 

Particular rights in statutory and public employment

Helen Callanan SC

17.

09.02.17 

Judicial Review and the Employment Contract

Feichin McDonagh SC

18.

16.03.17 

Trade Unions and Industrial Relations 1

Cathy Maguire BL

19.

23.03.17 

Trade Unions and Industrial Relations 2

Tom Mallon BL

20.

30.03.17 

Health and Safety Law

Niamh McGowan BL

21.

06.04.17

Mock Labour Court hearing – afternoon

 

Guest lecture – Judge of the Superior Courts (afternoon / evening)

Assessment

To be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law a participant will be required to successfully complete two written assignments.

Who should attend

The Diploma will appeal to those in both the public and private sectors: legal practitioners, employers, company directors, regulatory bodies, HR and IR professionals.

Fees

Fees can be viewed here

How to apply

Applications should be emailed to AdvDip@kingsinns.ie or sent to Admissions, The Honorable Society of King’s inns, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1.

Applications are made here.

Lead Lecturer / Course Director 

  • Niamh McGowan BL
 

For more information about our tutors and lecturers, please click here.

Testimonials from Past Students 

Hilary Dolan

“All HR professionals should consider completing this course, it’s relevant to the workplace and keeps you up to speed with changes in employment law. The lecturers and notes were the best! I really enjoyed this course…” (Class of 2015–2016)

Hilary Dolan, Lead, HR Projects, National HR, HSE.

Austin O’Callaghan

“I found that the course while having a high academic content had a practical approach to everyday issues with in the area of employment law and I found it of great assistance to me in my daily work.” (Class of 2015–2016)

Austin O’Callaghan, Personnel Director.