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Labour and Employment Law
The following types of resources are available in this area:
Part of the Justice Education for ESL Students Series, this resource features a teacher's and lawyer's guide as well as a workshop outline, vocabulary exercises, scenarios and links to local resources for introducing ESL students to issues in employment law and rights in the workplace.
The Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation (CLU3E) course is a valuable opportunity for students to build on the legal knowledge gained in grade 10 Civics, while enhancing students’ interest in the law.
Under Canadian law, unionized workers have the right to bargain with employers and governments for better working conditions and treatment. While these negotiations can significantly improve the experience and effectiveness of the workplace employers often feel that they do so at too great a cost, threatening the ability of the organization or business to function economically.
Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case.
This DVD resource contains audiovisual material about how to conduct a mock hearing with students. It includes the following components, each of which can be played in full or in shorter segments:
A presentation using the Charter to Redress Gender Discrimination in Employment, presented to the Summer Law Institute 2005, by Mary Cornish. This paper examines Human Rights, gender discrimination in the labour market and the use of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to advance women's rights.
In class, employment law workshop for students. The materials featured here are adapted from the Employment Law Workshop resources developed by students at Western's Faculty of Law, and first delivered at a high-needs urban high school in London, Ontario.
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