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Employment Law

15 Credits, Level 6, Semester I & II

Why Study?: 

This module seeks to examine the key features of Irish and European Union law applying to the Employer/Employee relationship, the legal implications of that relationship, the contractual obligations and the duties and liabilities in tort which arise between Employer and Employee as well as the range of statutory rights and duties that apply to this relationship.

This module will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of Irish Employment Law. This module also incorporates the requirements of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).

Programme Modules: 


  •      The Employment Contract
  •      Employee Information
  •      Termination of Employment
  •      Employment Equality Law
  •      The Atypical Worker
  •      Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace
  •      Health and Safety at Work
  •      Family Friendly Working and the Law
  •      Redundancy
  •      Transfer of Undertakings
  •      Tort of Negligence
  •      The Institutional Framework

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the relevance and application of the sources of employment law;
  • Explain and identify the conceptual basis for Employment Law;
  • Understand the significance and form of the employment contract;
  • Know how to manage recruitment and selection and dismissal activities lawfully;
  • Understand the purpose of employment regulation and the way it is enforced in practice;
  • To manage change and reorganisation lawfully & comply with all legal obligations in the workplace;
  • Apply and comply with employment law in a variety of scenarios.


Other Essential Information: 


Semester I & II


To be advised 




  • September 03
  • October 01 & 29
  • November 12


  • January 14 & 30 (Residential Seminar)
  • March 11 & 12 
  • April 09


How to Apply:

Application is made direct to the Institute.  Please click here to download an application form.


GMIT is planning for blended delivery to be the normal mode of learning and teaching for Semester 1 and possibly all of the 2020-2021 academic year.  Lifelong learning programmes are planned with "remote delivery" of classes, and this will be done within existing blended programme delivery models and times. This will also allow for some level of classroom delivery if Covid-19 restrictions allow later the academic year. 

GMIT will continue to adhere to Government guidelines to ensure the safety of students, staff and the wider community



Discipline: Business

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 6

Category: Single Subject


Clodagh Geraghty



Programme Duration: One year