The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Law of Work: A Guide for Beginners
20 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2012 Last revised: 1 Feb 2021
Date Written: February 21, 2021
This short essay explains in plain language 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 summarizes the law as of January 2021.
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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