Postgraduate course in Labour Law

Program curriculum and final degree

Program Curriculum

I. Procedural Law Module

  • Social procedures: competence, legitimation, etc.
  • Ordinary procedures.
  • Special procedures: for dismissals and fundamental rights.
  • Special procedures: collective conflict.
  • Social Security procedures.
  • Contentious administrative procedures.
  • Judicial remedies.
  • Provisional and definitive implementation of sentences.
  • Conciliation, mediation and arbitration.
  • Labour aspects of bankruptcy procedures.

II. Labour Law Module 

  • Subjective framework of employment law. Art. 1 and 2 of Workers’ Statute.
  • Company and employee.
  • Work contracts.
  • Professional classification.
  • Labour rights and their protection. The pro operario principle.
  • Duration of work contract.
  • Working time.
  • Salary.
  • Mobility between posts.
  • Geographical mobility.
  • Substantial modifications in working conditions.
  • Suspension of work contract.
  • Suspension and termination redundancies.
  • Objective dismissals.
  • Disciplinary dismissals.
  • Work inspection and Social Security.
  • Procedural effects of dismissals.
  • Trade union freedom in the constitutional model.
  • Subjects and content of trade union freedom.
  • Other means of representation in the company.
  • Collective negotiation: models, subjects and content.
  • Right to strike: legal framework, subjects and content.
  • Administrative criteria in work inspections/evaluations.

See the content of the Postgraduate Course in Social Security Law. 

Please note: The definitive program may be slightly different, particularly if new legislation is passed.

The program will be largely taught in Spanish, although around 20% of classes will be taught in Catalan. Therefore, a good understanding of Catalan will be required. 

*The information contained herein may be subject to changes.

Final Degree

Upon successfully completing the program, students will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law awarded by Pompeu Fabra University.