A Practical Guide to Recognizing and Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace

Event Details

November 2, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

Zoom Webinar

Please note registration for this event is now closed.

Fee: $175.00 plus $22.75 (13% HST)
Total $197.75 per person


This session focuses on recognizing, addressing and responding to discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination in the workplace is multi-faceted (including direct, indirect, and systemic discrimination, unconscious bias, microaggressions, retaliations and reprisals, conduct by exclusion and abuse of authority). Without proper identification, discrimination cannot be appropriately addressed and combatted. This session will provide attendees with the tools necessary to identify the various types of discrimination at play in the workplace, and will provide legal and practical takeaways and best practices for responding proactively and reactively.


In this session, we guide employers through the basic legal principles relating to recognizing discrimination in the workplace, including microaggressions and subtle acts of exclusion, and provide tips for responding to and investigating incidents.

Following this instructional component, presenters and attendees will use their newly learned skills to work as a group on case studies involving both obvious and subtle acts of discrimination. As a group, the attendees will work together to identify the acts of discrimination and determine next steps for addressing each incident.

We will conclude the session with an interactive Q&A feature. A panel discussion will be built into the last five minutes of the session to address audience questions that were submitted.

Audience and Learning Objectives:

By the end of this program, attendees will understand how to:

  • define discrimination
  • identify and recognize the different forms of discrimination in the workplace
  • address legal obligations with respect to discrimination in the workplace
  • respond proactively and reactively (both in the moment and following consideration of the incident)
  • conduct a thorough investigation into complaints raised
  • apply appropriate discipline and corrective action in the circumstances

Hicks Morley will endeavour to accommodate guests with a disability in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation. If you require any accommodations for this event, please indicate the nature of the accommodation below.

Please note that in order to maximize the experience of attendees, spaces in the workshop will be limited. We encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.