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LAW 567 Employment Law

LAW 567  Employment Law  Units: 3.00  

The Supreme Court of Canada has acknowledged that the contract of employment is "unique", and governs a "special relationship" between the employer and the individual non-unionized employee. This course will explore central issues and themes in employment law, and will focus on the following topics: 1) the formation of the employment contract; 2) employee or independent contractor?; 3) who is the employer?; 4) the impact of legislation upon the employment relationship (The course will focus on employment standards, pay equity, and human rights legislation); 5) termination of the employment relationship including wrongful dismissal, just cause termination; 6) the rights and remedies available to employees (including a comparison of the federal statutory regime with the provincial regime). If time permits, there will be a discussion of issues pertaining to employees with disabilities including a discussion of the workers' compensation and occupational health and safety legislative regimes.  3 credits, fall term.

Requirements: Upper Yr JD only  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  


The graduate law program at Queen’s University offers to students from Canada and from countries around the world an intellectually rich and challenging environment for legal learning and scholarship.  Queen’s offers two graduate degrees in law:

Law (LAW)

LL.M. and Ph.D. students must enroll in  LAW 880  Legal Research Methods and Perspectives  and  LAW 881  Graduate Adv. Legal Research  in their first year of studies.