Academy Documents

Please access the Students' Policies & Forms through this link. The following documents are all available in the link - Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct,  Students' Privacy Notice, Deferral, Suspension, and Cancellation Policy, Assignment Extension Policy, Re-Sit Policy, Complaints Procedure Policy, Equality Policy and Student Disciplinary Policy.

Online Sessions Link

To connect to the online sessions of this module please click on this link. You will be asked to register your attendance if you are not already signed in into your Zoom account. You will also be asked for the password which is below.

Meeting ID: 811 9362 9780
Passcode: 645624

Link for Tuesday, February 21, 2023 ONLY


Meeting ID: 978 5937 5996
Passcode: 854365

Make sure that you show with your name & surname as you have been registered for the study programme. This is very important for attendance purposes.

Lecture Schedule & Notes

Lecture notes will be available during the week following the respective lecture. Schedule dates are indicative and may change. All changes, if any, may be communicated via email, SMS or telephone calls.

LectureDateTimePresentationNotes (If Any)Session Recoring
Lecture 0123 January 202317:30 to 20:00hrsPresentation 01Request
Lecture 026 February 202317:30 to 20:00hrsPresentation 02Request
Lecture 0313 February 202317:30 to 20:00hrsPresentation 03Request
Lecture 0421 February 202317:30 to 20:00hrsPresentation 04The Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers Regulations, 2022Request


Dr Roseyln Borg

Lecture Summaries & Suggested Reading 

Lecture 1 - Sources of Employment law and Overview of the Employment and Industrial Relations Act

Following this session students will be learn:

  • to research the relevant sources of employment law
  • understand the core legal principles that apply to the relationship between the employer and the employee
  • to refer to the relevant provisions of the law when an employment issue arises

Core Reading List

Supplementary Reading List

  • Baldacchino, G., Rizzo, S. and Zammit, E. (2003) Evolving Industrial Relations in Malta. Luqa, Malta: Agenda.


Lecture 2 - Employment Status and the Contract of Employment

Following this session students will learn:

  • to understand the difference between employee and self-employed
  • analyse the law in relation to employment status
  • the different types of contracts
  • the key features of the contract of employment
  • express & implied terms
  • restrictive covenants
  • other sources of employment terms
  • how and when terms may be changed

Core Reading List

Supplementary Reading List

  • Duggan, M. (2001) Contracts of employment. Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire: EMIS Professional Pub.


Lecture 3 - Equality, Diversity and Discrimination

Following this session students will learn to:

  • understand equality and diversity and how this affects the way in which we live and work
  • look at definitions of commonly used terms
  • understand where stereotypes and prejudice come from
  • be aware of the types of discrimination
  • have an awareness of the laws which protect employees from discrimination
  • identify how to promote equality and diversity in the workplace

Core Reading List

Supplementary Reading List

  • Fredman, S. (2012) Discrimination law. Oxford England: Oxford University Press.


Lecture 4 - Termination of Employment

Following this session students will learn:

  • the various reasons of termination of employment
  • to handle disciplinary matters in the workplace
  • to work through redundancies
  • to deal with amicable exits
  • to understand what is to be included in termination agreements

Core Reading List

Methods of Assessment

1 Essay 75% of final score

Oral Examination 25% of final score


You have to choose 1 out of the 2 questions which are available in the Assignment Submission form below. Assignment should be submitted by not later than Thursday 11 May 2023. The Assignment has to be submitted together with the Assignment Submission Form. Please indicate the questions which you have addressed in the Assignment Submission form.

Assignment Submission Form

If you need information on how to plan, draft and submit your assignment follow the 21 Academy presentation on Writing and Submitting your Assignment.

We are also making the 21 Academy's Assignments Rubric available for your guidance. This is a performance-based assessment tool. Tutors will use the rubric to assist them to allocate scoring while it allows students to understand what is required in the assignment and how it will be graded. For referencing purposes, as much as possible please use the Oscola Referencing Guide.

Submitting Assignment - Turnitin

The Academy will notify you that assignment questions are available through an email. Through another email sent to you by turnitin (probably on the same day) you will be notified that you have been added to a "class" where you may upload your assignment/s. Assignments should be submitted by not later than 23:59hrs of the assignment submission deadline shown on the Assignment Submission form and/or the "class".

At 21 Academy you can submit more than one draft of your assignment before the submission final deadline. The last version left uploaded at the submission deadline will be considered to be your final submission paper and will be the one which will be assessed. Make sure that your final submission does not go beyond 20% similarity when including direct quotations (the sentences in-between quotes).

Follow this very short video to understand how to submit your assignment through turnitin - submitting a paper

To understand the similarity report generated by turnitin follow this 1 minute video - understanding the similarity report

Oral Examination

The date and time of the Oral Examination will be agreed upon between the examiner and the student, but this will be expected to take place with a fortnight after the last session of the module has been delivered.

Examiners are provided with 21 Academy's Oral Examination Rubric Notes to Examiners which is also made available to the students sitting for an oral examination so that they can understand better what to expect during the examination. Scoring during the Oral Examination is carried out on 21 Academy's Oral Examination Rubric in accordance with the Oral Examination Rubric Notes to Examiners.


Oral Examination Schedule & Links

LectureDateTimeLinkMeeting IDPassword
Session 0127 February 202318:00 to 19:00hrsLink916 3325 2322207538
Session 0228 February 202310:30 to 11:45hrsLink945 7856 9530923114
Session 0302 March 202310:30 to 11:45hrsLink929 9925 2941074934
Session 0402 March 202317:30 to 18:15hrsLink961 0158 9933721205
Session 0507 March 202310:30 to 11:30hrsLink943 2877 9055476257
Session 0607 March 202318:30 to 19:15hrsLink986 4221 4745464051

Referencing Style

Oscola Referencing Guide

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