Educators and school boards have an obligation to provide every student with meaningful and equitable access to an education while taking reasonable measures to keep all students and staff safe from foreseeable harm. To that end, students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodation in their learning environments. But what happens when the behaviour of these students creates safety issues for themselves, other students and school staff? How can special educators and administrators deal with these increasingly common occurrences while managing the competing rights of both students and staff under the Education Act, Human Rights Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act?
This session will begin with a brief overview of workplace investigation best practices. We will then turn our attention to an interactive exercise in which attendees will have the opportunity to use what they learned in Part 1 to develop and hone their skills.
The session will include instructional components, video demonstrations and discussion regarding strategies to deal with issues that can arise when conducting investigations. Attendees will receive a detailed digital manual entitled, “Hicks Morley’s Guide to Conducting Investigations into Workplace Complaints.”
Managing mental health issues in the workplace poses a considerable challenge to employers, who are often required to navigate difficult questions around employee privacy, employment preferences, and workplace rules and expectations with the duty to accommodate.
In this three-day labour relations seminar, we—along with fire chiefs from across the country and renowned guest speakers—will provide insight and guidance on a wide range of labour relations issues currently impacting the fire service.
The occurrence of inappropriate conduct in the workplace can have a detrimental effect on the workplace as a whole and can lead to serious implications for municipalities and their human resources professionals.
In the Law Society of Ontario’s annual program, leading practitioners, adjudicators, and human rights workers provide updates on the year’s important developments through interactive, fast-paced, moderated panel discussions.
Systemic discrimination can manifest in any organization through seemingly disparate events arising from invisible yet ubiquitous biases. There are an increasing number of instances where employers and service providers are found to have engaged in a discriminatory practice against a broad collection of individuals on the basis of a protected ground.
In this session, attendees will apply the skills they learned during the Workplace Investigation Training Workshop: Investigation Fundamentals and Best Practices (Part 1) by taking part in an interactive investigation exercise.
The FBS Annual Conference brings together labour relations professionals of all levels from Canadian universities to better equip them in matters related to academic collective bargaining and contract administration.