The course is designed to provide students with an essential and critical knowledge of EU labour law that is nowadays a fundamental part of every European Member State’s national law. The course is particularly focused on Freedom of movement; Non-discrimination and equality of treatment; Flexible work; Workers’ participation in firms’ restructuring and in the decision-making process; Conflict between economic freedoms and social rights. Comparative research will be always taken into account.
The course provides students with knowledge about EU labour law; notably, the problem of conflict of social rights and economic freedoms; workers' participation in firm restructuring; EU anti-discrimination law. As to respond to the special future needs of students, the course will require students to present in class some of the most important judgments of the EU Court in English language. Further, a module will be held by visiting professor in order to provide a different approach and international experience.
1. Introduction. European Labour Law, EU Labour Law and the Development of the European Social Model; 2. Free Movement of Workers; 3. Equality Law – Development and Principles; Equal Pay; Equal Treatment; 4. EU Labour Law and the so-called Atypical Work (Fixed-term work and agency work); 5. The Non-Regression Clause and the Principle of Favor in EU Law; 6. Employment Rights in Firms’ Restructuring (Transfer of Undertakings and Collective Redundancies); 7. Workers Participation in the Decision-Making Process (European Work Councils and Societas Europaea –SE); 8. Regulatory Competition and Conflict between Economic Freedoms and Collective Social Rights.
● A.C.L. Davies, EU Labour Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012, p. 1-269.
● B. Bercusson, European Labour Law, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2009, chapter 17, pp. 521-562; chapter 21, pp. 663-714.
- Teaching materials and articles will be also uploaded in Aulaweb.
ORSOLA RAZZOLINI (President)
MARIA VITTORIA BALLESTRERO
DANIELA DEL DUCA
I semester from September, 18th to December, 7th 2017 (12 weeks)
II semester from February, 26th to May, 18th 2018 (12 weeks)