Course Content and Outcome Guide for PL 216

Course Number:
PL 216
Course Title:
Employment Law
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Course Description

Overview of Employment Law and remedies under state and federal law, including employment at will doctrine; wrongful discharge claims; discrimination based upon disability, age, gender and other claims; retaliation claims; Equal Pay Act, Family Medical Leave Act; health and safety issues; BOLI process; and other relevant issues. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Learn the range of employment related claims which may apply;   
2) Learn the elements of a wide variety of employment related claims;  
3) Identify defenses to these claims;  
4) Ability to analyze fact situations involving various claims;  
5) Basic familiarity with the BOLI process;  
6) Draft an employment law related complaint and answer.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

            Projects/written assignments
            Class participation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This class will address topics including but not limited to: 

  • Contract claims
  • Unlawful discrimination
  • Wrongful discharge                                                          
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Other tort claims                                                   
  • Independent Contractor€™s
  • Retaliation claims                                                   
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • American with Disability Act                                         
  • BOLI
  • Family Medical Leave Act