Conference / Seminar

Advantage CPD: The Human Rights Horizon: Navigating the Road Ahead

Event Details

February 15, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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


Human rights issues arise on a daily basis in the workplace, yet they are increasingly more complex and challenging to manage – let alone litigate.

Human rights-related complaints often result in litigation before the Human Rights Tribunal (HRTO), the courts and labour arbitrators. It is therefore critical for employers and service providers alike to understand these ever-evolving legal issues and how to take preventative action to minimize the likelihood – and the costs – of litigation. Join us for an update on the latest human rights and accommodation developments and current “hot topics” in this particularly dynamic area of the law.


Our Advantage session will focus on five key developments in the area of human rights:

  • Has the HRTO set a new test for family status accommodation?
  • When do you have to accommodate Rover: what you need to know about service animals
  • Bill 132: what are your new obligations with respect to harassment and sexual harassment under the Human Rights Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act?
  • Aging Workers: how do you safely address retirement and deal with new accommodation issues?
  • Drug and alcohol policies and testing: the latest word from the courts

We will conclude the session by working through human rights-related scenarios that engage professionalism issues.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, attendees will gain an understanding of

  • The current “status” of family status accommodation law in Ontario
  • The rules around service animals
  • Bill 132 obligations in practical terms
  • Aging workers and retirement issues
  • Recent developments around workplace drug and alcohol testing

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

CPD Logo Total CPD =  15 minutes of Professionalism,  and 1 hour and 15 minutes of Substantive CPD