1. Demonstrate knowledge of a substantial range of employment law concepts, values and principles in the United Kingdom, and reflect upon the significance of employment in the context of managerial decision making, industrial relations, and human resource management.
2. Appreciate the body of legislation, code, practice, case law and the legal principles associated with employment law.
3. Analyse legal issues and propose solutions to legal problems which arise in relation to general employment law.
To be able to identify legal rights of employees, and the duty of care employers and employees owe each other.
Please note that the answer you submit to this assignment should be made up of your own work and that, if you refer to the work of another, you should give that other credit for the ideas or arguments concerned, using the Harvard system of referencing.
Criteria for Assessment
The criteria for assessment are shown overleaf.
Graduate Key Skills: C1 C2
NOTE: PLEASE ATTACH THESE SHEETS TO YOUR COMPLETED ASSIGNMENT
This assignment will test your ability to give general advice concerning different types of discrimination that may take place in the work place. In order to achieve a good mark, you will need to spend time reading the relevant sections from an employment law book; going on line to check which pieces of legislation need to be quoted, as well as using decided case law where relevant. All of this can be achieved using Nexis Lexis, which was demonstrated in in February.
Both questions carry equal marks.
Morgan’s Plastics Ltd
Morgan Plastics is a family run company with over 100 years’ experience in the plastics industry. They employ over 100 employees at their two sites, one in Essex, and the other on the Isle of Skye. Mary has been working for Morgan’s for five years, and has just been told by her local council, that she and her partner Josephine, have been successful in their application to adopt a pair of identical twin boys, which they will raise in their shared home. Mary asks Stan her Supervisor what rights she has so far as leave entitlement is concerned. Stan, who is well known for his homophobic attitude, and dislike of alternative lifestyles, tells Mary ” There is no way, I’m going to give you any extra leave, if you need time off, take it from your annual leave”.
1. Advise Mary of her rights concerning any possible time off she may have concerning the adoption of the twin boys, and the hostile attitude of Stan.
2. Amelia and Jacob believe they have been unfairly selected for Redundancy. It has come as no surprise to either of them that they were selected especially as Stan, was involved in the selection process. Amelia is the Senior Trade Union Representative on site and believes this is revenge over her trade union activities. Jacob on the other hand, believes he was selected because he was one of the few employees who came out on strike four months ago when there was a bitter industrial dispute over pay. Jacob who used to be known as Jane, underwent gender reassignment two years ago.
As an alternative to redundancy, they are both offered identical employment at Morgan’s Isle of Skye branch with only a 10% decrease in pay, but considering the distance they would have to travel, they refuse to accept.Advise both Amelia and Jacob.
It is important in this assignment that you quote the relevant Act giving any subsections and or case law that will help to explain your point. You do not have to explain the facts, simply quote the case. E.g. the employer owes the employee a duty of care Donoghue v Stephenson (1932)
Length of Assignment 1500 words