Conference / Seminar

Advantage CPD: The “Four Ws” of the New WSIB Chronic Mental Stress Policy

Event Details

June 11, 2018
Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hicks Morley Toronto Office
77 King Street West, 39th floor
Toronto, ON


Since January 2018, workers may be entitled to WSIB benefits for chronic mental stress where the chronic mental stress is caused by a substantial work-related stressor such as an incident of workplace harassment. This Advantage CPD session will provide employers a better understanding of such claims, of best practices regarding mental stress in their workplaces and practical tips to reduce their liability.


In this Advantage CPD session, we will discuss:

  • When do you need to report mental stress in your workplace to the WSIB?
  • Where will the worker’s harassment complaint be heard?
  • When and how will an investigation report be used?
  • Who will be granted entitlement?

And more!

The session will also include:

  • A discussion with Dr. Philip Klassen, Forensic Psychiatrist who practises in the Traumatic Stress Clinic at Ontario Shores. Dr. Klassen is also the Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
  • Q & A Panel Discussion

Learning Objectives

By the end of this seminar, attendees will understand strategic considerations and challenges surrounding mental stress in the workplace generally and more specifically of chronic mental stress claims to the WSIB. Attendees will also have a better understanding of their obligations in relation to the WSIB where issues of workplace harassment and chronic mental stress are concerned.

In addition to a Q&A panel discussion built into this session, our presenters will remain behind for any informal discussions you may wish to have.


For members of the Law Society of Ontario, this program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Substantive content