LGL251 - Employment Law For Paralegals

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Subject Title
Employment Law For Paralegals

Subject Description
This subject provides students with a working knowledge of the legal aspects of employment; in particular, the areas of employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance will be examined. The course also introduces the student to the administrative practices and procedures of several administrative tribunals in this area of law in Ontario.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject applicable towards the Paralegal Diploma Program in the School of Legal and Public Administration. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify key provisions of relevant legislation (e.g.Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Human Rights Code, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act).

2. Analyze the nature of the employer-employee relationship.

3.Evaluate and apply employment law principles (e.g., reasonable notice, wrongful dismissal, just cause, constructive dismissal).

4. Apply the practice and procedure related to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ontario Labour Relations Board (e.g., service requirements, time limits, parties, witnesses, evidence, types of relief the Board or Tribunal can grant).

5. Describe and apply the major common law doctrines of employment law to set of facts.

6. Analyze, interpret and apply Ontario employment legislation to a set of facts.

7. Demonstrate substantive and procedural knowledge of the administrative process under various employment legislation.

8. Demonstrate knowledge of the advocacy skills used in employment law administrative settings.

9. Determine defences available in prosecutions under employment legislation.

10. Display an attitude of professonalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.