The workplace is an essential part of a person's life. Employers and employees are spending a great deal of their time and thoughts in the workplace. The course will deal with the special features of the contract of employment, the rights that the democratic society enforces on both employers and employees. It will deal with social rights, the question of negative and positive rights, the right to work and the managerial right as well as the propper balance between them, the importance of the workplace and thus the protection against wrongful dismissal. The course will try to balance between the importance of preserving the employees' rights and the necessity to be more flexible in the global economy. Employment law has to adjust to reality.
The course will deal with collective relations, the interaction between collective and individual employment relations and the importance of tripartite agreements.