The Charter and the Law of Work: A Beginner's Guide

David J. Doorey

York University

September 21, 2012

This essay explains how the Supreme Court of Canada has interpreted and applied the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the law of work. It is intended as an introduction to this complex legal field for an audience unfamiliar with the Charter. Beginning with an overview of the Charter review process, the paper then examines the Court’s application to work law of Section 2(d) freedom of association, Section 2(b) freedom of expression, and Section 15 equality rights. The paper is an updated version describing the law as of summer 2012.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

Keywords: Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Labour Law, Employment Law, Legal Education, Collective Bargaining, Equality, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression

JEL Classification: J51, J52, J53, J58, J7, K31, K30

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Date posted: September 22, 2012  

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Doorey, David J., The Charter and the Law of Work: A Beginner's Guide (September 21, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2150279 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2150279

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