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Credit points: 15

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This unit provides an introduction to the institutional framework, including the constitutional and administrative law of the European Communities and the European Union. A deeper consideration and examination of the competences of the EU regarding labour law will follow as the second major block of this course. This includes fundamental rights and competences, the role of the different institutions, especially the commission, the involvement of the social partners. The third part will deal mainly with individual labour law, especially the free movement of workers. It will discuss a number of decisions of the European Court. Principal topics include: Jurisdiction of the Court, individual employment contracts (conditions applicable to the contract or employment relationship), equal treatment (principle of non-discrimination), workers, training, free movement of family members, protection of motherhood, and safety and health. Collective labour law will follow.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEU Law StatutesRecommendedNicholas Head, Gavin LoveSWEET & MAXWELL

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