Employment Law Practitioner

Resolve employment law and workplace related issues with a confident, legal and wholly compliant approach.


3 Days

Online class


Employment law is critical in guaranteeing a fair and safe working environment for employees, and for ensuring employers meet their statutory obligations as well as their duty of care. People professionals must be aware of the latest legislation and requirements around processes, such as working hours and redundancy, to effectively deal with employee issues. Non-compliance with regulations is detrimental to employees and can leave organisations open to considerable employment related business risk.

This course explores the full employment lifecycle from recruitment to employment contracts and considers workplace challenges that can arise throughout employment.

The programme consists of a blend of practical activities and facilitated discussions. Through the exploration of case studies, you’ll be able to develop an understanding of employment issues in their real-life context to help reinforce principles taught as part of the course. Group discussions will illustrate key concepts and provide a framework to analyse and apply into everyday practice - helping you to navigate employment issues as and when they emerge.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.

The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.


The objectives of this course are:

  • assess your organisation’s employment policies and procedures from a legal perspective
  • apply the law effectively to your organisation’s employment practices and procedures
  • provide clear guidance on resolving the legal issues that arise at work, in accordance with good practice.

Is this course right for me?

This programme is vital for existing HR practitioners of all levels, and those who’re responsible for employment law and understanding policies and procedures from a legal perspective within their organisation.

This course supports you in approaching typical workplace issues with consideration for the law. You’ll gain confidence to solve a range of employment law issues that occur during an employee’s lifecycle.

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