Employment Law for Line Managers (England and Wales) Essential Insights

Build on your knowledge of employment law and how it influences work in England and Wales.


60-90 minutes

Online self-directed

Essential Insights

Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.

Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.

This course provides you with a very high-level overview of UK employment law and explores the breadth of employment law and how it influences work in the UK, particularly people management.

The programme has been created by Kate Shepherd, who is a CIPD Associate responsible for delivering courses on UK employment law, together with the CIPD’s experts.

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.

CIPD Members

You already have access to the features and benefits of the Core Learning Subscription, which includes this course, as part of your membership, access it here.


In this course, you will:

  • appreciate how employment law influences people management practice
  • explore the difference between compliance and good practice
  • discover how employment law has been applied in practice
  • consider how you can keep up to date on employment developments
  • find robust sources for further guidance and information.

Is this course right for me?

Whether you work within a specific HR function or work outside the people profession, this course will provide basic knowledge on the key themes behind employment law in England and Wales.

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