The purpose of this session is to provide in-house counsel with updates on key developments in labour arbitration law and to discuss how to apply lessons drawn from key cases to strengthen policy, disciplinary and labour relations decisions in the following areas:
- Workplace Violence and Harassment: The potential areas of non-compliance that every employer should revisit, recent developments in the investigation of and discipline for workplace violence and harassment and the scope of reprisal complaints to the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
- Enforceability of Confidentiality Obligations: Key considerations in drafting confidentiality obligations as part of settlement documentation, including scope and clarity of the duty of confidentiality being undertaken, repayment obligation in the event of breach and enforcement mechanisms.
- Workplace Privacy: Recent developments in arbitrators’ evaluation of surveillance, addiction issues and medical records management, as well as a discussion of employer best practices in relation to these issues.
- Discipline for Off-Duty Conduct: Recent developments in the boundaries of the workplace, the employer’s legitimate interest in disciplining employees for criminal conduct and social media activity and how to know if it is time to draft or revise your organization’s social media policy.
This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by The Law Society of Upper Canada. This program contains 0.5 Professionalism Hour.