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Public sector employment law (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Pittard

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This subject examines major alterations in labour relations and public law, and studies the law governing employment of Government agencies officers. Main matters covered are: the common law of Crown employment; structure/management of Government services; appointment of officers, public servants and other government workers, their rights and obligations; classifications, transfers, promotions; remuneration/other benefits; grievances appeals procedures; tenure, dismissal, redundancies, redeployment, retirement; discipline and industrial action; impact of federal and state unfair dismissal statutory remedies.

Assessment: Research paper (3750 words): 50% + Take home examination: 40% + Class participation: 10%

Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week

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