BSc Management (Human Resources) with Industrial/Professional Experience
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Employment status, contracts of employment, discrimination; equal pay, unfair dismissal, redundancy, transfers of undertakings, health and safety; freedom of association and trade union membership and activities, employee consultation and information rights; industrial action.
Only available to students on: Mgt/Mgt Specialism; IMABS; IM.
The course aims to give students a sound basic understanding of the principles of individual and collective Employment Law, together with an insight into the extent to which the law recognises the essentially 'social' and multi-dimensional nature of the employment relationship. This will include an understanding of the growing influence of both human rights and, most crucially, European Union law on the domestic legal framework of employment. We will at all times seek to place our study of ongoing and continuous developments in this area of the law in their broader historical, political and public policy context, including recent and current issues of new forms of business models and employment law implications (i.e. the case of the gig-economy).
At the end of the course, students should:
(1) be able to distinguish between and evaluate the various sources of Employment Law;
(2) understand the key principles of individual and collective Employment Law;
(3) be able to apply skills of critical analysis and logical thought in dealing with legal materials;
(4) have acquired the ability to identify the existence of potential legal issues in a given factual situation and to apply relevant legal principles to the analysis of those issues;
(5) be able to assess the impact of Employment Law on the exercise of managerial prerogatives and employee rights.
Teaching and learning methods
- Lectures and in-lecture exercises
- Seminars and group discussions
Informal Contact Methods
1. Office Hours
2. Drop in Surgeries (extra help sessions for students on material they may be struggling with)
One 3hr exam (100%): 2 questions from 6 in three hours
• Informal advice and discussion during lectures and seminars.
• Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.
• Specific course related feedback sessions.
• Face to face and written feedback on both assessed andnon-assessed coursework.
• Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance.
Deakin and Morris: Labour Law (6th ed, Hart Publishing, 2012)
Pitt, G: Employment Law (9 ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2014)
Smith & Baker: Smith and Wood’s Employment Law (11 ed, Oxford, 2013)
Sargeant & Lewis: Employment Law (7 ed, Pearson, 2014)
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||3|
|Independent study hours|
|Cristina Inversi||Unit coordinator|
Programme Restrictions: Only available to students on BSc Mgt/Mgt Specialism; IMABS; IM.
For Academic Year 2019/20
Updated: March 2019
Approved by: March UG Committee