HUK 551 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
The Protection of Employees Against Psychological Harassment
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 551
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The course objective is the legal evaluation of the term psyhological harassment in the workplace, a subject that gained importance recently, that became quite familiar and that seriously damages the health of the employees and; the analysis of the rights of the victims arising from labor law.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The student who completes the course shall;
  • Legally define the psychological harassment in the workplace and differentiate it from similar concepts;
  • Have detailed knowledge of the employer’s duty of care and equal treatment;
  • Differentiate qualitatively among the various valid reasons of the termination of the contract of employment;
  • Evaluate the occupational health and safety legislation within the scope of psychological harassment;
  • Held legal expertise on the protection against psychological harassment in the workplace within the schope of the comparative law and court decisions.
Course Content In line with the objective, the course will begin with the conceptual analysis of the psychological harassment. The legal situation in comparative law shall be reviewed. The employer’s duty of care and equal treatment will be evaluated. The course then analyse the right to compensation, termination of the contract of employment and refuse/stop work, as the rights of the workers. The students will be required to make the assesment on how to fill the legal loophole by the help of the decisions made by the court worldwide.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 The concept of psychological harassment in the workplace. Handbook Readings.
2 The legal struggle against the psychological harassment and the situation in comparative law. Handbook Readings.
3 The legislation on psychological harassment in Turkey Handbook Readings.
4 Employer’s duty of care. Handbook Readings.
5 Employer’s duty of equal treatment. Handbook Readings.
6 Employee’s right to compensation. Handbook Readings.
7 Employee’s right to terminate the contract of employment – with valid reasons. Handbook Readings.
8 Employee’s right to terminate the contract of employment – with valid reasons. Handbook Readings.
9 Employee’s right to terminate the contract of employment in Turkish Code of Obligation. Handbook Readings.
10 Employee’s right to terminate the contract of employment due to occupational health and safety legislation. Handbook Readings.
11 Right to refuse/stop work. Handbook Readings.
12 Mid-term exam. Handbook Readings.
13 Analysis of court decisions. Handbook Readings.
14 Seminars Handbook Readings.
15 Seminars Handbook Readings.
16 Final evaluation and probable future legal legislative actions. Handbook Readings.

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Çalışma Psikolojisi ve Hukuki Boyutları ile İşyerinde Psikolojik Taciz – Pınar Tınaz, Fuat Bayram, Hediye Ergin
Suggested Readings/Materials İşyerinde Psikolojik Taciz – Gülay Işkın (Yayınlanmamış Yüksek Lisans Tezi) İşyerinde Manevi Taciz – Fatma Burcu Savaş (Yayınlanmamış Yüksek Lisans Tezi) Bilimsel Makaleler / Scientific articles

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
5
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
1
20
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
6
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
5
Presentation / Jury
46
Project
Seminar / Workshop
1
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exam
1
20
    Total
179

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To consolidate the ability of interpretation of events on the basis of legal principles by analytical thinking in the field of private law. X
2 The acquisition of knowledge on private law and its sub-disciplines. X
3 To generate new information putting together the knowledge of various disciplines with theoretical and applied ones that are gained from expert level of private law. X
4 To have the ability for utilizing theoretical and applied knowledge gaining from expert level of private law on the analysis of the problems. X
5
To be able to interpret with a critical point of view by making connection between legal concepts, institutions and methods.
X
6 To be able to convey the expert level of knowledge and equipment that will be possessed on private law and its sub-disciplines effectively verbally and in writing. X
7 To be able to solve legal disputes, particularly those brought before the judicial bodies. X
8 To be able to have effective communication skills. X
9 To pursue social, scientific and ethical values during the processing and evaluation of knowledge. X
10 To be able to conduct an independent study that requires specialty in the field of private law and about its sub-disciplines. X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest