Professor Eric Tucker has been teaching at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1981 and served as Graduate Program Director from 1998 to 2001. He has published extensively in the fields of occupational health and safety regulation and labour law. Professor Tucker has been involved in law reform initiatives through his participation on the board of Injured Workers’ Consultants, a community legal clinic, and as a member of the steering committee of the Bancroft Institute, a grassroots organization that aims to promote research responsive to workers’ needs. He has co-authored a study of the legal definition of employment for the Law Commission of Canada and a study of reproductive hazards in the workplace for the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. His published work includes Self-Employed Workers Organize: Law, Policy and Unions (with Cynthia Cranford, Judy Fudge, and Leah Vosko) (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005); Labour Before the Law: Workers’ Collective Action and the Canadian State, 1900-1948 (with Judy Fudge) (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2001); and Administering Danger in the Workplace: The Law and Politics of Occupational Health and Safety Regulation in Ontario, 1850-1914 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990). He also edited Working Disasters: The Politics of Recognition and Response (New York: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2006).
Research Interests: Labour Law
Graduate Research Supervision (LLM, PhD): Professor Tucker's research focuses on labour and employment law. He has written across a wide range of topics in this field, including occupational health and safety regulation, employment standards, collective bargaining and constitutional labour rights. He uses various methodologies, including historical studies, and is currently working with a multi-disciplinary team on employment standards enforcement. He is most interested in proposals for projects which match his current or past work.
Professor Tucker is willing to read preliminary proposals from strong students in the areas of interest listed, and comment on interest in supervision prior to submission of an official application.