Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of 5-year Single Cycle Master's Degree Programme on LAW
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Second semester
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Course description

The course aims to illustrate the various aspects of the protection of work in a market context, in the specific perspective of the principles and guidelines that can be drawn from art. 4 of the Constitution. The aim is to explain the various implications - substantive, judicial and administrative - of the recognition of the right to work as a fundamental social right.


Knowledge and understanding: the student must have the capacity to understand the theoretical and reconstructive aspects and the application of the right to work.
- Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student must be able to frame the various legal cases and the operation of the services to use in theoretical and practical models of operation.
- Autonomy of judgment: the student must have the ability to independently assess the legislative measures aimed at balancing the protection of workers and the proper functioning of the market.
- Communicative Skills: The student must have the ability to communicate the essential contents of the legal institutes through a specialized language.
- Learning Skills: The student must be able to independently consult legislative, administrative and jurisprudential sources.


1. Based on work: the Italian Republic.
2. The right/duty to work.
3. Work on the market; care; volunteerism.
4. Disability and work.
5. Employment Services.
6. Active labour marker policies and the Citizenship Income.
7. Skills protection at work.
8. In-work social protection.
9. Unfair dismissal protection.
10. Social Security.

The course aims at providing the participants with an overview of the main issues related to the right to work and its effectiveness through in the labour market, workers protection during the employment relationship and against its termination.

Teaching Methods



The teaching materials will be distributed by the lecturer and made available on line

Learning assessment

The final assessment is based on an oral interview, in less than 30 minutes, in which the student - in answer to questions about three general themes discussed in the course - is called to illustrate critically the functioning of the legal institutes and their purpose. The student, through the interview, must show that he or she is properly orientated in the labour law system and seizes the distinctive background elements of tihis. During the course, exercises and written tests for checking the learning are provided; Generally the student answers a battery of questions, open and closed, that review the program that has been carried out. The final vote, minimum 18/30 maximum 30/30 cum laude, will take into account: a) the clarity and the order of the exhibition; B) the ownership of the language; C) the systematic reasoning capacity.

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