Accommodating Mental Health in the Workplace: Advanced Accommodation Principles

Event Details

January 31, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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


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. Join us as we discuss the legal obligations that arise when working to accommodate employee mental health concerns and the best practices to keep in mind as they relate to accommodating mental health in the workplace.

In this program we will address the following:

  • the general principles of disability management
  • the information an employer can and cannot request when addressing an employee’s request for accommodation relating to a mental health concern
  • performance management and mental health
  • how to address specific requests for accommodation (e.g. work from home, supervisory change)
  • accommodating situations of addiction and last chance agreements

Audience and Learning Objectives

This webinar is part of Hicks Morley’s suite of workshops relating to the duty of accommodate. This session will be of interest to human resources professionals and legal counsel who have an understanding of the general principles of accommodation and wish to learn more about the topic in the context of accommodating mental health in the workplace, disability accommodation and medical information management.

This webinar will include an interactive Q&A feature. A panel discussion will be built into the last 10 minutes of the session to address audience questions that were submitted.

Hicks Morley will endeavour to accommodate guests with a disability in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.