LAW-40092 - Employment Law - best practice in policies and procedures
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


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Description for 2023/24

The understanding of why employers have certain policies and procedures in place is vital for the protection of employers from litigation, but also from a recruitment perspective when employees consider a move to a new employer. You will learn how to draft a policy and consider case studies of where policies have been influential for both employers and employees.
Available on a modular basis this module will appeal to HR professionals, recent graduates from different disciplines but also junior lawyers interested in developing expertise in this area of legal work.

To provide an overview of the common employment policies and procedures available to employers in England and Wales. Identify and explain the benefits of non statutory good practice policies to employee recruitment and retention using developments in academic and political research and discourse to inform such measures. To provide students with a detailed understanding of the drafting and interpretation of such policies and the practical implications of their use in preventing or defending litigation.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Critically evaluate key employment policies and procedures from an employee and employer perspective: 1
Critically interrogate the key statutory minimum requirements for policies and procedures any employer should make available to employees: 1
Critically analyse the academic arguments behind the moral and commercial benefit(s) of the implementation of good practice policies and procedure: 1
Critically evaluate the key aspects of a particular policy and/or procedure and draft the same for application to a scenario either real or fictional: 1
Reflect on their own personal and professional development and their development of the skill of legal drafting.: 2

Study hours

18 hours seminar contact
3 hours staff-student consultation: Q&A drop in sessions to discuss the assessment
109 hours independent preparation including pre-seminar reading and activities
170 hours independent research/writing
300 hours total

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