Conference / Seminar

New and Evolving Issues in Disability Accommodation

Event Details

March 2, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hicks Morley Toronto Office
77 King Street West, 39th Floor
Toronto, ON


The accommodation of disabilities is one of the most challenging aspects facing human resources professionals and in-house counsel for both employers and service providers. Ever-evolving jurisprudence, along with recent developments in legislation, have also imposed additional challenges, new obligations and in some cases require thinking “outside the box” as employers and service providers alike are faced with new and increasingly complex requests for accommodation.

In this session, we will discuss new and evolving issues in disability accommodation facing employers and service providers including:

  • Medical Marijuana: Hashing out your Accommodation Obligations
  • The Invisible Disability: The Challenges of Accommodating Psychological Disabilities
  • Intersecting Responsibilities: The AODA & Human Rights Code

By the end of this seminar, attendees will walk away with a solid foundation in responding to the following challenges:

  • How to balance the tension between health and safety issues posed by medical marijuana and the need to accommodate prescribed marijuana;
  • The lessons learned from steps service providers and employers can take to cope with individuals who carry or use prescribed marijuana;
  • How to identify, accommodate and manage medical information challenges associated with psychological disabilities; and
  • Understand the purpose of the AODA from a Code perspective and how to leverage AODA obligations to assist in defending/preventing Codeclaims

Our presenters will invite questions and remain behind for any informal discussions you may wish to have.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by The Law Society of Upper Canada.
Total CPD = 1 hour 30 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes Substantive and 15 minutes Professionalism)