This course will examine some of the legal principles that, to an ever-increasing extent, govern the employer-employee relationship. In the non-union sector, the common law of contract and several employment related statutes—such as the Employment Standards Act and the Human Rights Code—are of principal concern. Course components may include reviewing relevant statutes, analyzing judicial decisions, class presentations and discussion.
Understand of the important legal considerations that regulate the relationship of employer and employee.
Acquire a current understanding of the effect of employment law through relevant, real-life application of legal and practical issues arising in employment.
Understand the potential risks of certain courses of action with a view to minimizing legal liability.
Know when to obtain legal advice based on your knowledge of legal circumstances.
Recognize the legal framework as applicable to the employment relationship.
Effectively write about and present on topics arising in employment law gained through individual and team exercises.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund—less an administrative fee—will be issued if you withdraw within six calendar days after the official course start date for online and part-time courses. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card. A request to withdraw from a course must be submitted in writing to the Business and Management Programs office.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.