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.
The contract of employment to include an analysis of
contract of/contract for services and the express and implied terms of
Workplace Relations Commission practice and procedure and statutory appeals
Grievance and disciplinary investigations
Peter Ward SC
Protection of part–time / fixed–term employees and agency workers
Other statutory provisions to include protective leave, pay and pensions
Litigating Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace
Termination of Employment 1 – Unfair Dismissals/Redundancy
Termination of Employment 2
Litigating in Court: Injunctions
Restraint of Trade and Confidentiality Clauses
Privacy and Data Protection in the Workplace
Social Media and Employment
Particular rights in statutory and public employment
Judicial Review and the Employment Contract
Trade Unions and Industrial Relations 1
Trade Unions and Industrial Relations 2
Mock Labour Court hearing – afternoon
Guest lecture – Judge of the Superior Courts
(afternoon / evening)
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 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
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