Attendance Management Training Workshop

Event Details

November 1, 2023
Registration/Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ET
Session: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

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

Please note registration for this event is now closed.

Fee: $499.00 plus $64.87 (13% HST)
Total $563.87 per person


Employee absenteeism is one of the most challenging issues an employer faces. From administering an attendance management plan, to dealing with chronic absenteeism, to terminating an employee’s employment for failure to report to work, employers are often treading cautiously so as not to infringe on an employee’s privacy or human rights.


In this Attendance Management Training Workshop, we guide employers through the basic legal principles relating to attendance management and provide tips on drafting a successful attendance management plan to fit your organizational needs.

Following this instructional component, presenters and attendees will work as a group on topics such as balancing the management of medical information with the employee’s right to privacy and the always-challenging area of accommodation of complex issues or disabilities.

We will conclude the session with a discussion and an interactive workshop on termination of employment for frustration.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • critically evaluate their attendance management practices with a view to compliance with legal principles
  • assess their attendance management plans, where applicable, against legal requirements
  • understand how attendance management plans are to be applied
  • effectively communicate with employees and medical providers on questions related to the employees’ medical information while respecting their right to privacy
  • address issues such as excessive absenteeism where no disability is disclosed or which is related to chronic illness, and absenteeism which is related to the aging workforce, addiction or mental health issues
  • manage termination of employment when the employee has no reasonable prospect of returning to work.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is geared towards human resources professionals who:

  • are looking to set up an attendance management program
  • regularly confront a range of absenteeism issues in their workplace
  • would like a refresher on the basic legal principles relating to attendance management
  • wish to understand the options for dealing with excessive absenteeism and when termination might be appropriate

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.