LAW FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGERS
Semester Length: 14 weeks
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.
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
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
Study material is included.
Registration Deadline for the Fall Term is scheduled for 15th August each year.