ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
Code ULMS202
Coordinator Ms A Stewart
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
Abigail.Stewart@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS151 ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   6

      12

6

12

36
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 12
60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

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Assessment 1: Essay or problem-solving scenario Type: Coursework Word Count: 2,500 words Weighting: 100% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes - Coursework submission Penalty for Late Submission:  -2500 words    100       

Aims

The Module introduces Business Studies students to the basic principles of UK and EU Law. It highlights the important legal principles that affect day-to-day business transactions and relationships, making students aware of the responsibilities and obligations of companies and employers.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Impact of England and Wales Law on Business

(LO2) Impactof EU Law on Business

(LO3) Using case law

(LO4) Using legislation

(LO5) Answering scenario questions

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) International awareness

(S6) Lifelong learning skills


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: There will be an asynchronous delivery of 1-2 hours of ‘chunked’ materials each week, where material will be broken down into a series of 10-20 minute sections and including: videos; weekly guidance on preparation for learning activities; feedback on on-campus seminar; assessment guidance. This will be recorded.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Large Group Teaching
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Seminar
Description: There will be a 1 hour on-campus seminar in which we will engage in an active learning session which will not involve delivery of course content, but which will be related to the module in a broader sense and context. This will be lecturer led.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Des cription: Bi-weekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 114

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Adaptability
How this is developed:
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Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: Scenario questions in exam and workshops
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Examination and Mid term test

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Development of an understanding of link between law and business
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Examination and Mid term test

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed:
Mode of assessment (if applicable):

Skills / attributes: International Awareness
How this is developed:
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Skills / attributes: Lifelong Learning skills
How this is developed:
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Syllabus

 

INTRODUCTION TO LAW
Introduction to the Module;
What is Law? Legal Terminology; Court Structure; Sources of Law;
Rights and Remedies.

EUROPEAN LAW
The Organs of the European Union; The Treaty on the E.U.; Enforcement of EU Law; Impact of E.U. Law upon Business in the UK ; The European Convention of Human Rights; The Human Rights Act 1998; Impact of Human Rights upon business.

FORMATION OF A CONTRACT
What is a Contract? Formation of a Contract; Defects in the Contract.

PERFORMANCE AND TERMINATION OF A CONTRACT
Contract terms; Remedies for Breach; Unfair Contract Terms; Sale and Supply of Goods Act.

INTRODUCTION TO TORT
The Duty of Care; Law of Negligence; Reasonable Foreseeability.

TORT REMEDIES AND CONSUMER LAW
Remedies for Negligence; The Consumer Protection Act.

VICARIOUS LIABILITY AND HEALTH AND SAFETY
Vicarious Liability; Occupiers’ Liability; Health and Safe ty Law.

THE CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT
Contract vs Social Theory; Terms and Conditions of the Contract; Conditions of Work

TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT
Lawful Termination; Fixed Term Contracts; Wrongful Dismissal; Unfair Dismissal; Redundancy.

DISCRIMINATION
Laws of Discrimination in Employment and provision of services to the public; Sex, Race, Disability and Age Discrimination.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
What is Intellectual Property? Copyright; Design Rights; Patents; Trade Marks; Passing Off; Remedies.


Recommended Texts

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