Instructor(s): Professor E. Tucker
Description: The purpose of the course is to provide students with a foundation for engagement with labour and employment law. It provides an overview and working knowledge of Canadian labour and employment law, including the common law individual contract of employment, minimum standards legislation and regulations, and collective bargaining law. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms as it pertains to labour and employment law will also be explored, as will transnational law, including the ILO and labour protection clauses in trade agreements. In addition to law, the course examines the role of legal institutions, including government departments such as ministries of labour, administrative tribunals, such as labour relations boards and human rights tribunals, grievance arbitrators and courts, It also is attentive to the historical, social, economic and political context within which labour and employment law is created, operates and is enforced.
Evaluation: All students must write the final examination. Students may opt to undertake an additional form of evaluation (research paper, case comment, etc.) for up to 75% percent of the final grade with the final examination counting for the remainder. The value of the additional form of evaluation will be determined in discussions between the instructor and student, taking into account the length and complexity of the project. For administrative reasons, a paper written for this course will not satisfy the UYWR. For students not undertaking an additional form of evaluation, the exam counts for 100% of the final grade.