Free Online Course: ‘Employment Law & Remote Working – A Changing Landscape’ with the Law Society Of Ireland’s Diploma Centre

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The Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland is running a Free Online Course: Employment Law & Remote Working from Tuesday, 31 May 2022. The course runs over 5 weeks every Tuesday evening.

The 2022 MOOC in Employment Law from the Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland provides participants with a comprehensive guide to the key legal and ethical issues relating to the complex areas surrounding employment law and remote working.

Expert speakers, employment lawyers and academics will examine many topics including the right to request remote working, flexible working practices, health and safety considerations, equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and much more!

Start date: Tuesday, 31 May 2022 @ 6pm
Certification: Digital Certificate available on successful completion of the course (fee applicable)
Delivery method: Short recorded online video releases & participation in an online course forum & quizzes
CPD Hours: CPD credit may be claimed. 7 CPD hours available. See FAQ below.
Course structure:  

Week 1: Tuesday 31 May
Week 2: Tuesday 7 June
Week 3:  Tuesday 14 June
Week 4: Tuesday 21 June
Week 5: Tuesday 28 June – Live Panel event

If you have any queries email the Diploma MOOC team at

What is a MOOC?

A MOOC is a free online course that is open to all and specifically designed for large numbers to participate. To date, the Diploma Centre’s MOOCs have attracted over 22,000 participants from over 85 countries since they first launched in 2014. Such courses feature online recorded and streamed presentations, together with interactive discussion forums that allow participants to engage directly with our expert presenters.

Learn more here.

Who should attend?

This course is open to everyone and anyone who has even a general interest in learning more about employment law and remote working. It will be of particular interest to legal professionals, trainees, barristers, students and to those involved in the employment law spheres, either in a professional or voluntary capacity. The Diploma Centre also warmly welcome participants from other disciplines and jurisdictions who have an interest in learning more about employment law from an Irish perspective, for comparative purposes.

Registering is easy – just click the link.

Course structure

The course runs over a five week period with materials for the weekly modules released every Tuesday in the form of a number of short video presentations from expert contributors. These are supported by suggested readings, three quizzes, and ‘live’ online Q & A sessions with the relevant experts. Participants who successfully complete weekly tasks and collect three ‘badges’ may opt to pay a small administrative fee to obtain a digital Certificate of Completion awarded by the Law Society of Ireland.

Confirmed speakers and topics include:

  • Remote working legislation – Richard Grogan, Head of Employment & Dispute Resolution, Richard Grogan & Associates
  • 8 Drivers of Change in the future of work – James Davies, Partner, Lewis Silkin
  • Health & Safety considerations and remote working – Siobhra Rush, Partner, Lewis Silkin
  • Remote working policies – Barry Walsh, Partner, Fieldfisher
  • Data Protection issues around remote working – Fergal Crehan BL, Three Ireland
  • Professional Wellbeing and remote working – Julie Breen, Professional Wellbeing Executive, Law Society of Ireland & Antoinette Moriarty, Head of Psychological Services, Law Society of Ireland


If you have any queries email the Diploma MOOC team at

The award-winning Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland has provided continuing professional education and training for over 20 years. The Diploma Centre offers a diverse range of postgraduate courses which are available both onsite and online. Courses delivered by leading experts are open to solicitors, trainees, barristers and suitably qualified professionals. The Diploma Centre provides a flexible approach to learning with courses designed to satisfy CPD requirements.

Learn more here.

Steven Galvin

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