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CCOG for PL 216 Fall 2023

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

Overview of Employment Law claims 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. Prerequisites: PL 101. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1) Evaluate and apply the range of employment related claims to individual cases;   
2) Apply the elements of employment related claims;  
3) Apply defenses to these claims;  
4) Analyze fact situations involving various claims;  
5) Apply BOLI/EEOC processes;  
6) Draft employment law related pleadings

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Exams and quizzes
Projects/written assignments
Class participation
Case briefs

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

  • other employment law issues