Foundations in Employment Law

Dates: 7th & 8th September

Location: IBEC, Knockrea House, Douglas Road, Cork

Time: 9.30 am– 5.00 pm

Cost:  €900


Programme Overview:

The Foundations in Employment Law programme introduces those who are new to the area and need a clear understanding of their obligations in the core aspects of employment legislation. The programme focuses on the areas of critical importance with regards to compliance through practical examples, case law and current best practice.

Programme Outcomes:

On completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

 Understand the main areas of employment law

 Write appropriate contracts of employment including permanent, fixed- term and specified- purpose contracts

 Understand the implications of employing contractors and Temporary Agency workers

 Ensure that the organisation is compliant with equality legislation including at the recruitment and selection stage, the discipline and dismissal stage and all stages in between

 Deal with queries and questions in the areas of protective leave and working time

 Deal with an investigation into a grievance, a disciplinary issue or a bullying and harassment issue

 Ensure that any dismissals including for conduct or capability or by reason of redundancy are carried out successfully

 Critically review existing policies and procedures

 Know current best- practice approach to dealing with issues in the area of employment law


The programme runs over two consecutive days. There are a number of activities and case studies as part of the course to ensure that the key knowledge and skills are practiced.

The programme is delivered by experienced Ibec Executives who provide members with advice, consultancy and training on a daily basis. Programme participants are encouraged to express their views and experiences. The programme facilitates participant discussion to ensure a thorough understanding of the key points and their application. Real life case studies and exercises will be used to ensure a real practical understanding of each topic.

Who should attend? Managers and HR specialists who are either new to the area of employment law or looking for the most up to date information on the area of employment law. This programme would also suit HR specialists from outside the jurisdiction who would like to get a greater understanding of the legislation in Ireland.

What you said: “An excellent course, and the case studies examples and case law were excellent. Claire’s knowledge is phenomenal! Really good course. Thank you!” Shelley Whittington, HR Manager, HSF Health Plan
Foundations in Employment Law Brochure