Checking date: 24/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Human Rights in the Workplace
Master in Consulting and Legal Consulting Job (Plan: 432 - Estudio: 303)

Coordinating teacher: MUÑOZ RUIZ, ANA BELEN

Department assigned to the subject: Social and Private International Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Basic skills CB6 Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context CB7 That students are able to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ¿¿study CB8 That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments apart from information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments CB9 That students know how to communicate their conclusions -and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that sustain them- to specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way. CB10 That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous General Competences CG1 - Recognize the growing importance of teamwork in the workplace and demonstrate ability to adapt and integrate into different groups, sometimes with conflicting interests, maintaining relationships and fluid communications, respecting ideas and solutions provided by others with an attitude of cooperation and tolerance , sharing responsibilities and giving and receiving instructions. CG2 -Accepting the need for constant self-learning and continuous training as instruments that facilitate permanent updating in the field of labor relations derived from the need to adapt to changes in the labor market and the dizzying legislative changes and variations in criteria jurisprudential. CG3 - Ability to apply the knowledge acquired in the tasks of job counseling and consulting, in order to solve problems of special complexity and relevance within the field of Labor Law and Social Security. CG4 -Manifest a high sense of personal responsibility and correct deontological behavior when intervening in the processes related to professional practice and with the advisory activities of lawyers, registered social graduates, consultants and labor advisors. CG5 - Ability to produce texts and reports with terminological precision in order to avoid unnecessary litigation and favor effective communication. CG6 -Capacity for individual and collective negotiation between private and public administrations. Specific competences CE1 Identify, interpret, relate and apply all relevant norms and jurisprudence in any case that arises within the labor and social security area, even in the most complex or difficult cases. CE2 Propose and provide solutions to real problems (present) related to legal or conventional obligations in labor and social security in all types of organizations, with or without profit, both in the public and private sectors. CE3 Identify, evaluate and weigh risks due to possible liabilities arising from total or partial non-compliance with labor and social security obligations. E4 Design strategies or plans that prevent future problems related to legal or conventional obligations in labor and social security in all types of organizations, with or without profit, in both the public and private sectors. CE5 Draft documents of any level of complexity (contracts, plans, programs, policies, letters, notifications, etc.) in any area of ¿¿labor relations and social security. CE6 Know all administrative, judicial and extrajudicial systems with competence in monitoring compliance with labor and social security regulations or in resolving conflicts that arise in this area; as well as its operating regime and applicable procedures. CE7 Take an active part at any level of complexity in administrative, judicial and extrajudicial procedures of any system with competence in monitoring compliance with labor and social security regulations or in resolving conflicts that arise in this area CE8 Search means of proof, master the techniques of each one of them for the investigation of the facts, and evaluate all this in the different judicial, extrajudicial and administrative procedures taking into account the specificities of the labor procedures. CE9 Advise all types of companies, organizations, workers, social agents, public administrations on behaviors or courses of action in labor and social security matters in all types of scenarios and environments, both national and international. CE10 Negotiate contracts, agreements, plans and programs and give autonomous solutions to real conflicts in labor and social security matters, whatever their level of complexity. CE11 Audit compliance with labor and social security regulations in all types of organizations. CE12 Relate legal information with extralegal data in order to find solutions and formulate creative and original proposals for new problems in the field of labor relations and social security. CE13 Synthesize the complex legal-labor information in order to provide interlocutors who are not legal professionals relevant information for decision making (financial, fiscal, human resources, operations, etc.). CE14 To be updated in the face of the continuous normative and jurisprudential changes of the matter to give concrete answers to applicative problems produced by the modification of norms and judicial pronouncements.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND LABOR RELATIONS ¿ Equality and non-discrimination. Advanced study of possible forms of discrimination. Analysis of real cases in relation to discriminatory mobiles. Critical points in the difference of justified treatment. ¿ Exercise of ideological and religious freedom, and of expression, by workers in organizations and companies of tendency. Right to privacy and protection of worker data ¿ New technologies and labor relations. New jurisprudential tendencies. - Critical points in relation to the different forms of business control.
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES OF THE STUDY PLAN REFERRED TO MATTERS AF1 Theoretical class AF2 Practical classes AF3 Theoretical practical classes AF4 Laboratory practices AF5 Tutorials AF6 Group work AF7 Individual student work Code activity Total hours Attendance hours% attendance Student AF1 168 168 100% AF2 224 224 100% AF5 56 14 25% AF6 336 112 33,3% AF7 784 0 0% TOTAL SUBJECT 1568 518 32%
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • ALEXY, R.,. Teoría de los derechos fundamentales, . Centro de Estudios Constitucionales,. 2007.
  • ALEXY, R.,. Teoría de los derechos fundamentales, . Centro de Estudios Constitucionales,. 2007.
  • Alexy, R., . A Theory of Constitutional Rights, . Oxford, . 2002.
  • BLÁZQUEZ AGUDO, E. Aplicación práctica de la protección de datos en las relaciones laborales . Wolters Kluwer. 2018
  • DESDENTADO BONETE, A. y MUÑOZ RUIZ, A.B.. Control informático, videovigilancia y protección de datos en el trabajo. Lex Nova. 2012
  • GARCÍA SALAS, A.I.. Necesidades empresariales y derechos fundamentales de los trabajadores. Thomson Reuters. Lex Nova. 2016
  • GOERCLICH PESET, J.M., . Las libertades de expresión y de información en el ámbito de las relaciones laborales, en AA.VV. Actas de las VII Jornadas de la Asociación de Letrados del Tribunal Constitucional, . Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, . 2002.
  • GÓMEZ ABELLEIRA, F.J., . Las acciones positivas de las empresas para la igualdad efectiva de mujeres y hombres, en AA.VV. Comentarios laborales de la Ley de Igualdad entre hombres y mujeres,. Tirant Lo Blanch, . 2007.
  • Gómez Abelleira, F.J., . Handbook on Spanish employment law, . Tecnos, . 2012.
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R.. Antecedentes Penales y Protección de datos: no cabe solicitar ni certificados ni declaraciones del trabajador. Blog El Foro de Labos . 2020
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R.. Procesos de selección laboral y datos de salud: ni se puede solicitar ni se puede incluir en el curriculum la condición de inmune al covid-19. Foro de Labos . 2020
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R., . ¿Derechos fundamentales de los trabajadores y nuevas tecnologías: ¿hacia una empresa panóptica?, . Relaciones Laborales, . 2001, nº 10
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R., . ¿Conflicto y ponderación de los derechos fundamentales de contenido laboral. Un estudio introductorio¿, en AA.VV., El modelo social en la Constitución Española de 1978,. Madrid, MTAS, . 2003,
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R., . ¿Control de los trabajadores y nuevas tecnologías (repensando la empresa panóptica)¿, en V. Almonacid Lamelas (Dir.), Estudios sobre la modernización de la Administración Local: Teoría y práctica, . Madrid, La Ley/Consultor de los Ayuntamientos, . 2009,
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R., . Protección de datos en las relaciones laborales . Francis Lefebvre. 2019
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R., . Protección de datos en las relaciones laborales . Francis Lefebvre. 3ª Ed.
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R., El marco teórico del principio de igualdad, en L.E. De la Villa Gil, L. López Cumbre (Dir.).,. Los principios del Derecho del Trabajo, . CEF, . 2003,
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R., En colaboración con M. Nogueira Guastavino.. El recurso de amparo: un enfoque laboral, . Valencia, Tirant lo Blanch, . 2005.
  • MUÑOZ RUIZ, A.B.. El Caso Coleman: un paso más en la construcción del modelo social de discapacidad de la Unión Europea y su extensión a los cuidadores, . Temas Laborales, . nº 101, 2009,
  • MUÑOZ RUIZ, A.B.. Social networking: new challenges in the modern workplace, Spanish Labour and Employment Relations Journal, Vol. 2, nº 1-2, 2013.. Spanish Labour and Employment Relations Journal, Vol. 2, nº 1-2, 2013. Vol. 2, nº 1-2, 2013
  • MUÑOZ RUIZ, A.B.. La respuesta federal americana contra la discriminación genética en el lugar de trabajo: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (Gina), . Relaciones Laborales, . nº 3, 2010,
  • MUÑOZ RUIZ, A.B.. Discriminación por razón de sexo en la relación laboral: Análisis de la normativa y jurisprudencia comunitaria y nacional, Revista de Trabajo y Seguridad Social . (Centro de Estudios Financieros), . 2000, nº 202,
  • MUÑOZ RUIZ, A.B.. "Cómo el estado de alarma impacta a la protección de datos de l@s emplead@s" . Foro de Labos 2020.
  • OCINNEIDE, C., . Discrimination Law: Theory and Context, . Sweet & Maxwell, . 2008.
  • PRECIADO DOMENEC, CH. Teoría General de los Derechos Fundamentales en el Contrato de Trabajo. Aranzadi . 2018
  • VICKERS, L. . Religious freedom, religious discrimination and the workplace, . Oxford,. 2008.

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