Introduction to Employment Law (For Workplace Stewards)

11 June 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

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This course will take place FACE TO FACE at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre.

This one day course is a general introduction to employment law for stewards with little experience and no previous training in employment law beyond what is covered in the general stewards’ introductory courses. 

Employment law is an enormous and complex subject. This introductory course is designed to give participants an overview and general feel for how employment law works, and areas it is likely to apply to within UNISON. It is not possible to deal with any one subject area in full detail. The course focuses on areas most likely to arise with UNISON members such as unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination.

It does not deal with collective employment rights such as trade union recognition and consultation.

This is a good starting point for anyone wishing to gain basic knowledge of the subject before taking it further with more advanced employment law courses.

Please note there is a £15 per head branch fee for this course

Application Details

To apply for a place please register your interest via your MyUnison account by logging in here: and then clicking on ‘UNISON Courses’.

Instructions for how to do so can be downloaded here: Registering your interest in a course online.

If you have any difficulty creating or accessing a MyUNISON account, please get in touch with UNISONdirect for assistance on 0800 0857 857 or via their online form at

If you have any further queries about this course, please get in touch with the West Midlands Education Team by emailing or calling 0121 685 3104.