Despite the changes that are planned (which we will address as we work through this module) there are still a lot of legal issues relating to the employment of people. Managers need to know about this law. Even if an organisation has a company solicitor, managers still need to be aware of the parameters within which they can operate.
As employment law is such a vast topic it is not possible to cover every aspect in one module. In this module we are going to focus on the issues that managers need to consider most often.
The Course will start by examining employment status,consider the different types of status and what managers might want to recruit into an organisation. The specific issue of working time and then look at the process followed in the Employment Tribunal.
This is the place that legal claims relating to employment are heard, and hence it is very important that managers understand how the process works.
After that we will look in depth at the two areas which result in the most claims being brought before the Employment Tribunal, and hence the areas that managers really do need to understand – dismissal and discrimination.
Finally, we will take a brief overview of other areas covered by employment law.
Learning outcomes are:
• To understand the legal definition of an employee
• To evaluate what types of employment contract an organisation might want to use
• To evaluate the obligations on the employer in relation to working time
• To analyse the difference between a fair and unfair dismissal
• To explore the different forms of discrimination
• To gain a full understanding of areas covered by employment legislation
The Postgraduate Certificate Courses are short online courses that can be completed between 5 hours - 3 months. The courses can be started at anytime and the study time is also flexible.
Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 50% in their test assessment for them to have successfully completed the programme after which they will be issued a soft copy of their certificate via mail.
However, candidates who do not meet up to the 50% pass mark will have to repeat the test and pay a resit fee of N 10,000 before their certificate can be issued.
Since the PGC Programme is a Postgraduate (MBA Pathway), candidates have the option of completing all the modules + eight (8) assignments to acquire the Level 7 PGD Certificate.