As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada continues to rise, so too are the challenges that employers are facing across the country. Join us for a one-hour webinar as our presenters answer frequently asked questions and provide information on some of the key issues affecting employers with respect to the virus.
There’s no such thing as “textbook” accommodation. Whether your employee has a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job, childcare problems that interfere with their performance, faith-related obligations or is in the process of transitioning, how you respond to that individual’s request – or don’t – can mean significant liability for your organization. Are you prepared?
The law is constantly evolving. As an employer, it is critical that you keep pace with this change and regularly monitor for compliance with your legal obligations. This will ensure that your policies and procedures are always up to date and continue to serve your organization’s unique needs.
Given social services agencies’ mandates, employees are constantly interacting with the public and others members of the community in delivering services, support and programs. With service-based human rights tribunal applications becoming more and more common, it is increasingly necessary that organizations in this sector be able to quickly respond to such complaints should they occur – and ideally prevent claims from arising in the first place.
This workshop focuses on essential investigation skills required by HR Professionals who are charged with investigating workplace incidents including: workplace harassment and violence complaints, discrimination and harassment complaints under the Human Rights Code, employee misconduct, such as suspected sick leave abuse or time theft, health and safety complaints.
Topics include: Labour Relations 101 Workshop, Labour Relations 201 – Mock Arbitration, Urban Breakout Session, Suburban/Rural Breakout Session, Bargaining Update, The Fire Chief’s Survival Guide, Legal Update – Top 10 Legal Challenges of the Year, Fireside Chat: “Ask the Arbitrator”, Attendance Management, Accommodation of Pregnant Fire Fighters.
Your new hire is alleging that she was sexually harassed by the VP Sales Canada at an industry event – and before you can investigate, the incident goes viral. You know how to run an investigation, but how will you manage everything else about the incident? And what happens when things go off the rails?
Regardless of the jurisdiction involved, human rights complaints take a notoriously long time to work their way through the system. Recently, a number of human rights commissions and tribunals across the country have made changes to their processes in an attempt to be more responsive to the parties’ needs and improve the time it takes to resolve a complaint.
Are there certain types of conduct that raise concerns about the inclusion of a confidentiality provision in a settlement or release? What remedies have been awarded in cases in which one of the parties is found to be in violation of the confidentiality agreement? What factors do arbitrators consider when awarding remedies for breach of confidentiality provisions in settlements?
In a fast paced review, we will examine federal and Ontario legislative changes followed by a review of new risks and liabilities arising out of some recent noteworthy decisions rendered by tribunals, arbitrators and the courts. Before turning to your questions, we will close with a “To Do” list summarizing the learnings.