Legal Regulation of Employment (CLAW3207)


The regulation of employment affects every business enterprise. Compliance with the laws impacting on employment is a vital component of business management. The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the legal and regulatory frameworks that underlie all employment practices (employee management, treatment and performance, as well as hiring and dismissals). The unit is designed to develop students' awareness of regulatory compliance issues that arise from employment practices and is taught in the context of the challenges faced by modern businesses in managing employees. The unit focuses on key areas of substantive employment regulation including Anti-Discrimination Law, termination of employment, freedom of association, and employment privacy. Discussion topics include: indirect discrimination, workplace harassment (including sexual harassment), bullying, and unfair dismissal; as well as various sports and entertainment case-studies. International employment law standards, public sector employment, and employment ethics, are also addressed.

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Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops


participation & engagement (10%), discussion forum (10%), research paper (30%), final exam (50%)


A. Stewart et al, Creighton and Stewart's Labour Law, 6th Ed, The Federation Press, 2016.

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24 credit points of study, including CLAW1001

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