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Module Title
Labour Law

Statutory employment rights, termination of employment, wages and working hours, trade union law, TU recognition, legal liability

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedOctober 2002
ApprovedMarch 2013
AmendedSeptember 2013
Version No.3

This Version is No Longer Current
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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to SCQF 11 entry requirement or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To facilitate deep understanding in law and apply principles inherent in law relating to wages, working hours, termination of employment, health and safety and collective labour law.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Discuss the application and effect of statutory rules covering termination of employment, wages and working hours in relation to collective rights.
2. Assess the impact of the legal rules, which affect the parties involved in the industrial relations system in the UK.
3. Analyse the impact of the law on the parties involved in collective bargaining and industrial action.

Indicative Module Content

Unfair dismissal, transfer of undertakings, redundancy, working time, minimum wage, status of trade unions, trade union recognition, liability of trade unions for industrial action.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Part TimeDistance Learning
Lectures/ Seminars

Directed Study



Private Study



Mode of Delivery

Lectures, student discussion, case studies, group discussions, group activities and directed reading/research.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3
Component 2 1,2,3
Component 3 1,2,3

Written coursework exercise worth 70% of the module grade (C2)

Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to attend and reasonably participate in tutorial activities.

Continual assessment exercise that may consist of assessed forum postings, group work and general online discussion. This component is worth 30% of the module grade (C1)

Indicative Bibliography

1.DEAKIN S. and MORRIS G., 2012. Labour law. 6th ed. Oxford: Hart Publishing
2.EMIR A., 2012. Selwyn's employment law. 17th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3.MIDDLEMISS S. and DOWNIE M., 2015. Employment law in Scotland. 2nd ed. West Sussex: Bloomsbury Professional.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781