HUMAN RIGHTS 101
Stephanie Vellins and Lou Poskitt will introduce attendees to the basics of Human Rights Law.
Topics covered will include:
- Prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Human Rights Code
- Overview of the human rights process
- An introduction to the duty to accommodate
- Dealing with 'invisible' disabilities
- Strategies for handing human rights complaints
DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE
Employers have a statutory duty to accommodate disabled employees with work-related limitations up to the point of undue hardship. Increased demands, evolving case law, and escalating liabilities in this area combined to create significant practical challenges for employers.
This half-day seminar will provide an overview on accommodation with the latest legal developments and their impact on the workplace.
Topics to be discussed include:
- The employer's duty to accommodate: When does it arise and what does it require?
- How do you know when you've reached the point of undue hardship?
- What must be accommodated - and what need not be?
- What about the accommodation process? Can the employer be liable based on process alone?