LA3018 Labour lawDefinition of employment. Terms of the contract of employment, with particular reference to the effect ofcollective agreements and common law implied terms. Variation of the contract of employment.
Dismissal, with particular reference to wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal and redundancy.
Equal pay and sex discrimination. Race discrimination. Disability discrimination. Sexual orientation and religion or belief discrimination. Miscellaneous statutory employment rights.
Impact of EC law with particular reference to discrimination.
The right to recognition. The nature and legal effect of collective agreements. Legal support for the practice of collective bargaining.
The law relating to strikes and other forms of industrial action: common law torts and statutory defences; liability of trade unions to be sued; picketing; employers', trade union members' and others' rights to challenge industrial action.
The right of trade union members, with particular reference to the right to be a member of a trade union and rights in respect of wrongful or unreasonable discipline and expulsion and exclusion from membership.
Students are permitted to bring into the examination room the following specified documents, which must be a 2003 or later edition: one copy of Blackstone's Student Statutes on Employment Law (OUP) or one copy of Core Statutes on Employment Law (Palgrave Macmillan). In addition, students are permitted to bring into the examination room one copy of the following: Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations, Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, 2003 Race Relations Act Amendment Regulations and the Employment Relations Act 2004.