Fundamentals of Employment Law
Gain the fundamentals of employment law so you can confidently handle common employment issues that arise on a day-to-day basis.
Everyone in the workforce needs to know about employment law. What are your rights and what are the rights of the people you work for and with?
Gain the essentials of employment law with this outcomes driven, principles-led and evidence based course. We’ll take you through the journey from creating an employment relationship to its lawful maintaining and termination of employment. Created by leading UK employment law specialists, this course enables you to handle the common employment issues that arise on a day-to-day basis in a confident and professional manner.
It gives you a good foundation for effectively responding to many of the issues you may encounter in your career. Topics include recruitment, contract types, discrimination, family-friendly rights, absence from work as well as grievance and disciplinary procedures and dismissals.
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.
This course helps you to confidently explain key regulations and ensure they are embedded in an organisation’s culture and practices:
- within creating the employment relationship
- within maintaining the employment relationship
- within terminating the employment relationship.
Is this course right for me?
If you are in an HR support role, or a line manager involved in implementing your organisation's policies and procedures, this course will give you a crucial introduction to the essentials of employment law. It is particularly suitable for those starting out in their HR career or new to people management. No prior knowledge of employment law is required.
I want to put my team on this course
Provide your function with the foundation to ensure good practice employment law procedures are executed in your organisation. Equip them with the knowledge to create, maintain and terminate employment relationships effectively and lawfully.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- explain the core legal principles that apply to the relationship between the employer and the employee
- evaluate organisation’s documentation, policies, and procedures against the legal requirements
- provide basic advice on resolving common employment issues.
This two day face-to-face course will cover the following topics:
- Creating the employment relationship
- Maintaining the employment relationship
- Terminating the employment
Prior to attending the course, you will be encouraged to read a few case studies and consider possible solutions to solve the issues described. Your trainer will refer to these throughout the course. It gives the opportunity to work through a real-life case illustrating key points of law discussed during the course. It will take you around 1 hour to read and reflect on the given examples. We will provide fillable pdfs to help you capture thoughts and notes throughout this learning experience.
The workshop predominantly covers England and Wales employment law and will have references to the law in Scotland. It will not cover law in Northern Ireland.
On completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.