Requests for family status accommodation have become increasingly common in recent years, and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, these types of requests are only expected to increase. Whether an employee requests accommodation due to the need to supervise their child during the day, provide increased support for an elderly parent, or care for a family member who has contracted the virus, it is critical that the employer respond in a manner consistent with the current state of the law on family status accommodation. Join us for a webinar that addresses the legal obligations and best practices to keep in mind when engaging in the accommodation process, both during the pandemic and beyond.
Requests for accommodation based on an individual’s religious beliefs, gender identity and/or gender expression can present unique challenges. How you respond to these types of requests can mean the difference between a finding that suitable accommodations were offered and one that exposes your organization to significant liability. Join us for a webinar that addresses the legal obligations and best practices to keep in mind as it relates to religious accommodation, gender identity and gender expression.
This hands-on workshop, presented through two distinct modules, has been designed to equip both new and more experienced members of your labour relations team with the skills necessary to prepare a case for grievance arbitration.
Incentive plans have been the subject of recent scrutiny by the courts, at times resulting in unfavourable decisions for employers and high payouts to employees. The specific wording of an incentive plan and how the plan was rolled out to employees play key roles in these decisions. From drafting, to rollout, to defending claims in litigation, understanding the life cycle of an incentive plan is critical to achieving your intended outcome.
This webinar will focus on the potential changes to Canada’s privacy legislation through the introduction of Bill C-27, Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022. If passed, this Bill will create significant changes to the current Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and would enact new legislation regarding privacy and artificial intelligence. We will discuss the key impacts should Bill C-27 get passed, along with what this means for Canada’s privacy legislation going forward.
In “Social Media and the Law,” Amanda Lawrence-Patel spoke about issues that may arise with respect to social media and academic freedom.
Hicks Morley invites law students to join us for a virtual Open House on June 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. The session will feature an interactive, moderated panel discussion, followed by small group breakout sessions. Our firm’s lawyers will provide practical advice to help you achieve your career goals, and gain insight into the Hicks Morley student experience.
During this annual law update, nine of Hicks Morley’s partners and associates will present topics and updates in labour and employment law and host a Q&A panel to address questions directly.
Victoria McCorkindale discusses the privacy challenges that arise through public and private sector collaborations, including who owns data that is created through the relationship, who has decision-making power over the handling of such data and which privacy laws govern.
This webinar will focus on updating and clarifying issues of Anti-Black Racism and systemic discrimination, with an emphasis on how adjudicators assess claims of racial and systemic discrimination, both broadly and in the school board setting.