With human rights-related litigation and Applications at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on the rise, employers and service providers alike must be prepared to address and manage these increasingly complex and critical issues within their organizations. From harassment and accommodation, to attendance management and benefits, human rights issues can impact a broad range of workplace matters. Service providers must also consider these ever-evolving issues in the context of potentially discriminatory policies or conduct in the provision of services, the accommodation of client disabilities or other Human Rights Code grounds and accessibility to services.
During the first part of our session, we will conduct a fast-paced, tightly focused “whirlwind” review of human rights developments you need to know about, including family status, mental health, the AODA, gender identity, sick leave top-up and Tribunal remedies.
We will end the session with three more in-depth topics, providing a refresher on management responsibilities in maintaining a workplace free of harassment and how to respond to such complaints; the procedural duty to accommodate; and an update on section 45.1 of the Code, which deals with requests for early dismissal of an Application.
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Total CPD = 1 hour, 30 minutes (1 hour, 30 minutes Substantive, 0 Professionalism)