Employment Law

Course Code: LAW 3000

Academic Year: 2021-2022

This course is designed to provide the human resource professional with insight into the laws affecting employment in Canada, with a focus on Ontario. Students will review both the common law and statutory requirements as they relate to the employment relationship. The topics for examination include key employment statutes: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, equity and privacy. Common law topics include the rules governing creation and interpretation of the employment contract as well as the law of wrongful dismissal. Students will become familiar with the legal issues relating to the employer-employee relationship and how both the common law and employment legislation impact on human resources management.