Learn about how to apply relevant legal elements to your HR and people management work. Discover how legislation and employment law protect against and provide remedies for unfair treatment or illegal acts by the organization and its employees.
- Workplace issues arise. … Things may seem unfair, … like being overlooked for a promotion or move, … or being denied a benefit. … And so we need a legal solution … to protect our rights as employer, or employee. … For that reason, we have comprehensive laws … on employment rights. … Employment law normally applies … when there is a breach of trust … and potentially of the law itself. … It's now a very specific area of practice … for the legal profession, and the world over. … It differs from country to country, … and across sectors and industries. … Paraphrasing the CIPD, the UK's professional body for HR, … "Employment law covers new and updated statutes … "regarding recruiting, working hours, … "holiday time, rates of pay, and career opportunities." … It also covers protection … of individual and company information, … a healthy working environment, child care, … and sickness rights. … And it's there to protect when things become challenging … in situations like disciplinary and grievance processes, …
Note: This course is the first in a LinkedIn Learning series aligned with the “People Practice” core knowledge area of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).