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Module Title
Termination of Employment

Termination of Employment; European employment law;

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMarch 2010
ApprovedMarch 2013
Version No.1

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Aims of Module

1. To provide the student with a deep and practical understanding of the interaction between the law and the employment relationship with particular reference to termination of employment.

2. To provide the student with more understanding and awareness of the impact that European and international has on UK employment rights.
3. To enable the students to aqcuire a working knowledge of employment law and its interaction with, and application to, good management practice in employment relationships.

Learning Outcomes for Module

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

1. Understand and critically assess the impact of European and International law on UK employment rights and duties.
2. Understand and critically assess the role of the law and alternative dispute resolution in regulating the termination of the employment relationship.
3. Analyse the steps necessary to ensure compliance with the legal requirements imposed on employers.

Indicative Module Content

Rules governing termination of employment including unfair dismissal, discussion of rights and duties indicating the influence of the European and Internaional law on UK employment rights.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Part TimeDistance Learning


Directed Study




Private Study



Mode of Delivery

Lectures/Seminars; On‚ąíline topic materials; case studies; group activities; group discussions; directed reading and research and coursework.

Assessment Plan

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

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

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.EMIR A., 2016. Selwyn's law of employment. 19th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2.MIDDLEMISS S. and DOWNIE M., 2015. Employment law in Scotland. 2nd ed. London: Bloomsbury Professional
3.PITT, G., 2016. Employment law. 10th ed. London: Sweet & Maxwell.

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