Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law

Attendance in person required.

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 20 weeks on Thursday mornings 8.30 – 9.45 am, in the Lower Lecture Theatre of The Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Free parking and refreshments will be provided for participants.

Course Start Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

Application Deadline: Monday 16 September 2019. Late applications accepted up to Monday 23 September 2019.

Please note that the schedule below is provisional for 2019/2020. 

Week No.

Date

Topic

Speaker 

1.

24.10.19

The contract of employment

Marguerite Bolger SC

2.

31.10.19

Atypical employment

Stephen O’Sullivan BL

3.

07.11.19

Other statutory provisions to include protective leave, pay and pensions

Rosemary Mallon BL

4.

14.11.19

Regulated, Civil Service & Public Sector Employment

Alex White SC

5.

21.11.19

Data Protection and Employment Law

Cliona Kimber SC

6.

28.11.19

Health and Safety Law

Niamh McGowan BL

7.

05.12.19

Equality 1

Maireád McKenna BL

8.

12.12.19

Equality 2

Oisín Quinn SC

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ASSIGNMENT 1 to be handed out – for completion by 6th February 2020

.

9.

16.01.20

Grievance and Disciplinary Investigations

Peter Ward SC

10.

23.01.20

Litigating Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace

Marguerite Bolger SC

11.

30.01.20

Privacy, Technology & Social Media

Clíona Kimber SC

12.

06.02.20

Trade Union Law and Essentials for non–unionised Companies

Cathy Maguire BL

13.

13.02.20

Termination of Employment – Unfair Dismissal/Redundancy

Roderick Maguire BL

14.

20.02.20

Wrongful Dismissal and Injunctions

Brendan Kirwan BL

15.

27.02.20

Whistleblowing

Tom Mallon BL

16.

05.03.20

Transfer of Undertaking Regulations & Insolvency

Lorna Lynch BL

17.

12.03.20

Restraint of Trade and Confidentiality Clauses

Mark Connaughton SC

18.

19.03.20

Workplace Relations Commission Practice and Procedure and Statutory Appeals

Niamh McGowan BL

19.

26.03.20

Judicial Review and the Employment Contract

Feichín McDonagh SC

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ASSIGNMENT 2 to be handed out–for completion by 21st May 2020

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02.04.20(subject to change)

Mock Labour Court hearing (2pm)

Dining (6pm)

NB this is an afternoon/evening session

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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 are made here.

Lead Lecturer / Course Director 

  • Niamh McGowan BL
  

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Testimonials from Past Students 

Siobhán Mellamphy

“This was one of the best courses I have attended. I met some lovely people on the course. The venue, materials and lectures was excellent. I highly recommend this course to all human resource professionals interested in advancing their employment law knowledge.” (Class 2017–2018)

Siobhán Mellamphy, Human Resources Manager

Emma Fahey

“My knowledge of employment law has developed significantly following the completion of this advanced diploma course. The lecturers are practicing employment law Barristers and are all excellent in their own right. Morning lectures make it easy to incorporate class time while working full time.” (Class of 2017–2018)

Emma Fahey, HR Consultant