Family Status Accommodation Requests

Event Details

October 19, 2021
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


Requests for family status accommodation have become increasingly common in recent years, and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, these types of requests are only expected to increase. Whether an employee requests accommodation due to the need to supervise their child during the day, provide increased support for an elderly parent, or care for a family member who has contracted the virus, it is critical that the employer respond in a manner consistent with the current state of the law on family status accommodation. Join us for a webinar that addresses the legal obligations and best practices to keep in mind when engaging in the accommodation process, both during the pandemic and beyond.

This webinar will address the following:

  • A refresher on the general principles of accommodation
  • Family status: What it means; what is and is not included; examples that may arise in employment and services situations
  • How to accommodate for family status issues
  • Family status accommodation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Audience and Learning Objectives

This webinar will be of interest to human resource professionals and legal counsel who already have an understanding of the general principles of accommodation, and wish to learn more about the topic in the context of family status accommodation.

This webinar will include an overview of the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL), and address other pandemic-related topics such as immunocompromised employees and family. A panel discussion will also be built into 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.