A world leader in law school lifelong learning
Contact Us

Course Name The Charter and Human Rights in Labour Law
Course Code LREL 6791
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Course open to students in the Labour Relations and Employment Law program and to Constitutional Law students and others with significant labour & employment law practice experience or who have taken previous coursework in labour and employment law. Anti-requisite: LAW 6791 - The Charter and Human Rights in Labour Law
Course Description

The workplace has been a significant source of legal developments in respect of both statutory human rights legislation and the constitutionally entrenched Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This course will examine, in the employment context, the nature of prohibited discrimination and statutory defences and remedies under human rights statutes, as well as the processes for dealing with such issues. In particular, the respective roles of the human rights administrative process and collective agreement arbitration will be assessed. In respect of the Charter, the role of administrative tribunals as well as courts in dealing with Charter claims will be considered. The substantive focus will be the impact of s. 15 (equality), s. 2(d) freedom of association, and s. 2(b) (freedom of expression) on labour law.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Labour Relations and Employment Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.