The institution of work is one of the primary ways in which public goods are distributed. For most Canadians, the laws that govern work relations are a critical determinant of income, satisfaction, fairness, safety, and ultimately, fulfillment.
Course designer Manoj Dias-Abey introduces Module 3 of Workplace Law
This course will introduce students to the various legal regimes that regulate work relations: the common law regime; the regulatory regime which includes employments standards, health and safety rules, and human rights; and the collective bargaining regime that applies to unionized workplaces. Students will understand that the law of work is a dynamic area, constantly affected by economic, historical, political and global forces. Students will emerge from this course with an understanding of the legal and social issues at play in the laws that apply to work.