Understand the nature and scope of the employment relationship in its legal and business context

The following topic forms part of the General Optional Unit Employment Law.

Employees and independent contractors: tests used to make this distinction; vicarious liability, cases illustrating problem areas

The contract of service: content and layout; basic contractual principles and the difference between express and implied terms; the nature and scope of these terms for both employer and employee

Impact of EU legislation: working time; time off rights, and protection of wages; appropriate policies and procedures for employers

Termination: reasons other than dismissal; notice periods

Dismissal: wrongful, unfair and constructive; redundancy



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