“Employment Law
Order Description
BL6005 Employment Law for Professionals
Assessment 3: Seminar based activity and coursework (50%)
(2) Coursework component of the assessment (60% of marks available for this assessment)
Required:
Examine and critically comment on the current UK law relating to industrial action (with particular reference to a workers right to strike) and the changes introduced by the Trade Union Act 2016.
(You should give a very brief historical overview of the development of collective labour law and a detailed analysis of the current legal position regarding industrial action and the right to strike.)
You should refer to relevant case law legislation and international agreements where appropriate.
Submission Date Friday Week 28 (19 May 2017) by 3.00 PM (on-line via WebLearn)
Weighting 60% of marks available for this assessment component.
Word Count: 1500-2000 words (word count to be provided with the work)
Font: Work must be typed: Arial or Tahoma format
Font size: 12
Line spacing: 1.5
Referencing: You must reference sources used in the body of your answer. You MUST use the Harvard method
Bibliography: Full bibliography at the end of the written work
Cases cited: In the body of the written work in bold with the full citation e.g. Smith v Jones (2001)
Statutes cited: Use capitals for the name of the statute or legislation e.g. The General Product Safety Regulations 2005. You may use an abbreviated form of the title after the first citation e.g. The Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996)
Sections of Statutes:
Sections of a statute may be quoted as follows: section 98 as S.98
section 98 paragraph/subsection 2 as S.98(2)
Word limit
The word limit +/- 10% is usual for courseworks and the excess will be penalised. Markers have a discretion to deduct up to 10 percentage points from a mark where the word limit beyond the 10% is exceeded. If markers suspect the limit has been exceeded without accurate disclosure they will conduct a rough estimate of words per line lines per page and the number of pages and give students the benefit of the doubt if they can. If the word count is still well over/under the additional 10% word limit up to 10% can be deducted depending on the amount exceeded.
Overall Quality:
The written work submitted should be clear and coherent correct in spelling and grammar proficient in flow and demonstrate professional academic standards of presentation and style. Use of the first or second person will be severely penalised.
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Your essay should include the following:
ability to explain the issues clearly
detailed and concise explanation of the legal issues critical analysis of the legal issues critical analysis of any problems raised by the current state of the law
good structure and clear presentation
logically arrived at conclusions supported by analysis appropriate references and bibliography
Grading Criteria
Grade A
i) Evidence of wide research using appropriate sources ii) Use of a wide variety of sources iii) Complete referencing of sources throughout iv) Complete and correctly cited bibliography
v) A very good understanding of the question asked and of the issues raised therein
vi) Excellent use of appropriate material relevant to the question asked vii) Excellent evidence of understanding of the legal issues involved with a clear explanation of those issues supported by relevant authority
viii) Excellent evidence of critical analysis of the issues relating to the question asked supported by relevant authority
ix) Clear structure and presentation of the material in an appropriate format x) Clear conclusions appropriate to the question asked based upon the arguments presented
xi) Clear recommendations where appropriate which are supported by the arguments presented
Grade B
i) Evidence of wide research using appropriate sources ii) Use of a wide variety of sources iii) Referencing of sources throughout iv) Complete bibliography
v) An good understanding of the question asked and of the issues raised therein vi) Good use of appropriate material relevant to the question asked vii) Good evidence of understanding of the legal issues involved with a clear explanation of those issues supported by relevant authority
viii) Good evidence of critical analysis of the issues relating to the question asked supported by relevant authority
ix) Clear structure and presentation of the material in an appropriate format x) Clear conclusions appropriate to the question asked based upon the arguments presented
xi) Clear recommendations where appropriate which are supported by the arguments presented
Grade C
i) Evidence of wide research using appropriate sources ii) Use of a variety of sources iii) Acknowledgement of sources iv) Complete bibliography
v) An understanding of the question asked and of the issues raised therein vi) Use of appropriate material relevant to the question asked
vii) Evidence of understanding of the legal issues involved with an explanation of those issues supported by relevant authority
viii) Evidence of critical analysis of the issues relating to the question asked supported by relevant authority
ix) Clear structure and presentation
x) Conclusions appropriate to the question asked
xi) Recommendations where appropriate
Grade D
i) Evidence of appropriate research ii) Use of a number of sources
iii) Some acknowledgement of sources which are quoted or otherwise used
directly
iv) Bibliography
v) Some understanding of the question asked and of the issues raised therein vi) Use of appropriate material relevant to the question asked vii) Evidence of some understanding of the legal issues involved with an explanation of those issues supported by relevant authority
viii) Evidence of some analysis of the issues relating to the question asked supported by relevant authority
ix) Clear structure and presentation
x) Conclusion appropriate to the question asked
Fail
i) Limited research ii) No bibliography
iii) Serious misunderstanding or misreading of the question asked and of the issues raised therein
iv) Serious misunderstanding or misstatement of the legal issues. Students cannot be given credit for authorities (legal or otherwise) which are misunderstood or are cited in support of the wrong proposition
v) No attempt at analysis (i.e. reproduction of the material provided) vi) Vague thin or nebulous answers that suggest only a superficial understanding of the law and which are unsupported by any relevant authority
vii) Lack of structure and poor presentation
viii) Brief superficial conclusion inappropriate to the question asked”