|Employment Protection Law - JURD7432|
Employment Protection Law considers general issues relating to employment in Australia and world wide. The course takes a broad thematic approach. It begins by looking at labour in an international context, discussing the role of the International Labour Organisation, international labour standards, and the ‘globalisation’ of labour. The course will then cover a range of issues, which may include topics such as the ILO’s 'decent work' standards; rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining; regulation of wages, working hours and leave entitlements; job security in the context of the economic pressures of globalisation on domestic business; workplace safety; workers' rights to privacy; protection for whistle blowers; discrimination in the work place etc.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
The course aims to:
On conclusion of this course students should be able to:
This will be determined in consultation with students in the first week of semester.
Exact materials to be advised, but reading for this course will include printed course materials, material available on the Employment Law WebCT Vista site, and materials accessible via AUSTLII
Owens R and Riley J The Law of Work (OUP, Melbourne, 2007)
Additional references will be available via the Employment Law WebCT Vista site.
Refer to Course Outline provided by lecturer.
The course is supported by a WebCT vista site.