Advantage CPD: Permanently Disabled from Policing: Accommodation or Termination?

Event Details

November 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Zoom Webinar

Please note registration for this event is now closed.

Fee: Complimentary


Police services boards have recently been faced with a growing number of members who have been determined to be completely disabled from police work. It is important for boards to understand their obligations in terms of accommodating these members, their options with regards to the employment relationship and the implications of these choices. The special nature of the role of the police officer makes this a particularly complex situation. In this webinar, we will cover the relevant case law, legal requirements and best practices to equip you with the information you need to address these challenges.


In this Advantage CPD webinar, we will provide information on:

  • Identifying members who are permanently disabled from performing the duties of a police officer and who might be unable to return to work in the police service in any capacity
  • The duty to accommodate to the point of undue hardship
  • Termination of employment of permanently disabled members under section 47 of the Police Services Act with a review of relevant case law and a view to understanding the evidence required to support a section 47 termination
  • Implications for WSIB top-up payments under a collective agreement
  • Key take-aways

Audience and Learning Objectives

The goal of the webinar is to assist police services boards to better identify their obligations when members become completely disabled from work in the service, including when to accommodate and when to consider termination.

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.

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