LAW FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGERS

(LAW1215)

Semester Length: 14 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is concerned with the law which governs the relationship between employers and employees in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Particular emphasis is placed on research, conciliation, court procedure and presentation of legal arguments at the Industrial Tribunal. Students will become familiar with the relevant legislation, judicial precedents, and the interpretation of the law relating to employment.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • The distinction between employees and independent contractors

  • Instances where the common law prevail over other sources of law

  • The effects of vicarious liability on an employer

  • Employees’ entitlement to different classification of leave

  • Redundancy, termination with notice and summary dismissal

  • A fundamental breach of a contract of employment

  • Discrimination in the workplace and unfair dismissal

  • The effects of a change of ownership of a business

  • Procedure and the admissibility of evidence at the Industrial Tribunal.

In the event your H.R. manager is unable to accurately provide answer to the above and other

questions in Employment Law your business or your employer’s business is operating at a

tremendous risk.

The programme has been carefully designed to provide your H.R. Manager with the legal

knowledge they require in order for them to successfully navigate the treacherous waters of legal

disputes.

 

STUDY MATERIAL

Study material is included.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration Deadline for the Fall Term is scheduled for 15th August each year.