Employment Law for Managers *ONLINE*

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Learn the key employment laws that protect the rights of your employees and create a better employee/employer relationship.

Employment Law for Managers is designed to help participants ensure fair treatment of employees and avoid costly legal action. The course explains the legal rights of employees in the areas of contract employment, harassment, discrimination, hiring, termination, discipline, pay equity, employment standards, and other employment practices. Participants will gain knowledge of current provincial and federal employment law and statutes, employment standards legislation, human rights legislation, health, and safety legislation, and worker's compensation legislation. The course explains how the legal jurisdiction and associated employment law impacts recruitment, selection, and employment contracts. The issue and process of probation, termination, and constructive dismissal is explained for both a union and a non-union work environment. Situational practice exercises are used to guide participants through the process of identifying which and how employment laws apply in different circumstances.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the relationship between discipline and training, and learn techniques to help employees through disciplinary action
  • Minimize legal action and expense through an increased understanding of employment law
  • Increased understanding of labour standards and how the law applies in union and non-union environments
  • Methods for improving workplace climate and decreased workplace conflict

This is a module in the Human Resource Professional Program.

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 14


This course qualifies for Professional Development Units (PDUs) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Each course has a specific qualifying factor for PDUs. See the table below for a specific PDU breakdown for this Gardiner Center program.

To learn more about PDUs and how to apply these credits to your active credential please see www.pmi.org.

Talent Triangle Allocations

Qualifying PDU Hours

Ways of Working


Power Skills


Business Acumen




Graduate Testimonials

"I always enjoy discussing case studies, and appreciate that the instructor chose some 'close to home' examples." - Winter 2023 Participant

"Always satisfied with the calibre of training provided by the Gardiner Centre."

"The breakout discussions and the role playing of manger and union reps were a great addition to the training."

"This is great training, so many of us are put in job positions without the proper training first. Really appreciate that this training is available online."

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for supervisors, managers and human resources professionals who are new to a unionized workplace and others who want to know how they might better contribute to positive labour relations in their organization.

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