Workshop

Ensuring Respect in the Workplace

Event Details

October 13, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Zoom Webinar

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

Overview

The occurrence of inappropriate conduct in the workplace can have a detrimental effect on the workplace as a whole and can lead to serious implications for organizations and their HR professionals. The law requires that employers take specific steps to ensure a safe and healthy workplace is maintained. In this program, we will examine specific issues that HR professionals should be aware of to ensure that they meet those standards and foster respect in the workplace. As part of this discussion we will touch on the key steps in an investigation (from when an organization first learns about inappropriate conduct, to before, during, and after an investigation).

Format

This webinar will address the following:

  • how to identify inappropriate workplace behaviour
  • a primer on the essential investigation skills required by HR professionals
  • policy and training requirements
  • how to prepare for a legal challenge.

Audience and Learning Objectives

This session will be of interest to human resource professionals and legal counsel who already have a general understanding of the legislative requirements under the Human Rights Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act with respect to harassment and discrimination. At the end of this webinar, attendees will have a deeper understanding of the definitions of discrimination and harassment, the associated workplace requirements under applicable legislation, and how to identify inappropriate conduct in their own workplaces. The session will also walk through various avenues for complaints such as the Ministry of Labour, Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

This webinar contains 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.