Fall 2010 Section 001
Law 365: Employment Law

Schedule: Day Class
Instructor(s): Henter, Chuck
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 80184
Day(s): Monday
Location: Hazel Hall 224
Time: 4:00pm-5:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: 12-14-2010 6:00pm
Prerequisites: None
General Description: Surveys the law governing the employment relationship in the absence of a collective bargaining agreement. The first section of the course will cover the agency law foundations of the employment relationship including the meaning of employee and the duties of loyalty and obedience. The course will then examine the special contract doctrines applicable to employment contracts, including employment at will and the public policy exception. Next, the course will cover tort law issues that arise in employment, including vicarious liability, worker's compensation, and tortious interference with contractual relations. The course will then examine some basic principles of discrimination law under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. We will conclude with a brief survey of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.