Human rights issues are becoming increasingly complex and more difficult to understand and manage. As both employers and service providers, school boards are faced with human rights challenges on a daily basis. As employers, human rights issues can arise in a variety of contexts – from benefits to accommodation to attendance management. As providers of education services, school boards must consider human rights in the context of learning disabilities, accessibility and disciplinary responses. As public sector organizations, the interests of parents, the community and often the broader public must also be taken into account.
Keeping up with the continually evolving legal landscape with respect to human rights issues and accommodation can be a challenge for many supervisory officers, human resources professionals and corporate counsel.
In this whirlwind session, we will conduct a fast-paced, tightly focused review of human rights developments in the school board sector that you need to know about, including family status, mental health issues, accommodation in both employment and services, attendance management and student discipline.
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