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Number:LS330
Name:Law of the Work Place
Description:This course explores the very complex environment of legislation that protects employee interests in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on the development of workplace-related legislation and organizational management geared to minimizing litigation. Topics include age discrimination, sexual harassment, the American with Disabilities Act, discrimination based upon sexual orientation, racial discrimination, and legislation affecting minimum wage and working conditions.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Alternate years in spring
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Identify legal situations in the workplace, including (but no limited to) issues of race discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, affinity orientation, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, age discrimination, and disability discrimination • Examine legal dilemmas in employment settings and propose systematic solutions to associated problems, drawing upon the vast body of knowledge and contemporary practices in the field of human resource management • Consider an employee’s right to privacy and the underlying reasons for the mandates of current law • Gain familiarity with issues of occupational safety and related regulatory requirements • Understand the relevance of labor law and its implications in the practice of management .

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2010 EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW (R 0-324-66366-8 CIHON 6 SW
S 2008 EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR BUSINE BENNETT-AL 5 MCG
F 2007 EMPLOYMENT LAW & HUMAN RE WALSH 2 WAD
S 2006 EMPLOYMENT LAW F/HUMAN RESOURCE PRACT. WALSH 4
F 2002 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW:TXT & CS. 0-324-04357-0 TWOMEY THOMSON
S 2001 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW:TXT & CS. 0-324-04357-0 TWOMEY THOMSON
S 1999 Labor & Employment Text & Case
Thomas College. Beyond Education.