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NALP Unit 37 - Employment Law

NALP Unit 37 - Employment Law

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Course Overview

Unit 37 – Employment Law and Practice for Paralegals is one on the optional technical legal knowledge units for those studying towards a Level 3 qualification recognised and awarded by The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP).

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with detailed knowledge of employment law and practice. In understanding the contractual relationship and wider scope of employment law; the learner will develop skills to apply the law in practical situations. This is a course for learners commencing or aspiring to commence a career in Paralegal Practice and those who work in a legal environment. The learner will understand the situations where Paralegals can play a role in employment practice; employment and HR departments and in employment advisory services.

This unit comprises a comprehensive workbook developed by NALP which provides all of the information that leaners will need to meet the learning outcomes detailed below.

In addition, Datalaw have designed a series of 15-20-minute webinars focusing on key aspects of the syllabus for this unit to help explain and contextualise the material provided in the workbooks.

Delivered by employment lecturer and Associate Dean of Aston University Kathy Daniels, the webinars within this unit cover following topics:

•  Employment Status
•  Contract of Employment
•  Termination of Employment
•  Redundancy
•  Discrimination

What are the requirements?

  • Once learners have reviewed the NALP workbook and supporting material supplied by Datalaw, they will be ready to request the assignment for this unit. The assignment consists of a written piece of work which learners have 4-weeks to complete.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Know and evaluate the difference between employees and other types of workers.
  • 2. Know and apply understanding of how employment may be terminated.
  • 3. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the principles and practice of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and redundancy.

What is the target audience?

  • Current and prospective paralegals

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About Instructor - Kathy Daniels

Kathy is a Teaching Fellow at Aston University, lecturing in employment law and employee relations. After a career in HR, in the manufacturing sector, she now writes extensively on HR related topics, and specifically on employment law. Kathy has written an employment law textbook which is currently in its third edition, and also writes a broad range of materials for organisations such as the CIPD. In addition, she is a Lay Member of the Employment Tribunal, sitting in Birmingham.

Course Curriculum

Unit 37 Workbook - Employment Law

  • Workbook
    67 Page

Part 1 - Employment Status

  • Webinar
    00:18:58
  • Slides
    6 Page

Part 2 - Contract of Employment

  • Webinar
    00:18:56
  • Slides
    6 Page

Part 3 - Termination of Employment

  • Webinar
    00:17:54
  • Slides
    6 Page

Part 4 - Redundancy

  • Webinar
    00:20:42
  • Slides
    6 Page

Part 5 - Discrimination

  • Webinar
    00:22:24
  • Slides
    6 Page

Additional Supporting Documentation

  • Acas Code of Practice - Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
    2 Page
  • Written Statements
    1 Page

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