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Employment Law (Taster Course)

Employment Law (Taster Course)


This course will impart knowledge of the general principles of employment law

This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the employment contract, specifically the rights, duties and obligations that originate from it.

Why Study Employment Law at Griffith College?

On successful completion of this module, learners should be able to:

  • Differentiate between an employee and an independent contractor.
  • Describe the law on the termination of a contract of employment.
  • Explain and evaluate the law on health and safety in the workplace.
  • Discuss the law on equality in the workplace.
  • Identify the law governing trade union activity.
  • Apply employment law theory to factual scenarios.

Intake Dates

Course commencing March 2020*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Course details

Employment Law Subjects

  • The Employment Contract
  • Termination of the Employment Contract; Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Redundancy
  • Equality
  • Protective Legislation
  • Institutions
  • Industrial Relations

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


March 2020, Dates available on Request

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must complete the Introduction to the Irish Legal System course.

Mature Students 

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Under 23 Years 

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language).

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 412.50


What further study can I do?

Further to completion of this module, learners are recommended to continue their studies at Griffith College by applying for our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course.


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