Work on Trial: Canadian Labour Law Struggles

Work on Trial: Canadian Labour Law Struggles

by Judy Fudge
     
 

Work on Trail is a collection of studies of eleven major cases and events that have helped to shape the legal landscape of work in Canada. While most of the cases are well-known because of the impact they have had on collective bargaining, individual employment law, or human rights, less is known about the social and political contexts in which the cases arose, the

Overview

Work on Trail is a collection of studies of eleven major cases and events that have helped to shape the legal landscape of work in Canada. While most of the cases are well-known because of the impact they have had on collective bargaining, individual employment law, or human rights, less is known about the social and political contexts in which the cases arose, the backgrounds and personalities of the judges and the litigants, the legal manoeuvres that were employed, or the ultimate fate of all those who were involved. These studies, written by some of Canada's leading labour and legal historians, provide this context. Beginning with Toronto Electric Commissioners v. Snider, one of the earliest and most important cases involving the division of powers in the Canadian federation, to the events leading to the articulation of the "Rand Formula" in the immediate post-World War II period, and on to the struggles of women workers in the late-twentieth century in challenging the continuing employment practices based on hegemonic gender-based assumptions, each study tells a compelling story, rich in detail and full of perceptive insights into the complex relationship between law and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552211670
Publisher:
Irwin Law
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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