Barrie and District: IN PERSON Managing Disability in the Workplace and the Duty to Accommodate

Date and Time

Starts:01/17/2023 5:30 PM

Ends:01/17/2023 9:00 PM

Registration Closes:01/11/2023 11:59 PM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club 4730 Sideroad #25 Thornton, ON


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Additional Information

Online registration is required. A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

5:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Speaker Presentation
8:30 PM Event Concludes

Event Sponsor

Disability management is a persistent and complex workplace issue that arises for employers of all sizes. In this presentation, we'll examine the following topics, among others:

  • The duty to accommodate, including procedural and substantive obligations
  • Limits to the duty to accommodate
  • Responsibilities of the union and employees in the accommodation process
  • The threshold for establishing undue hardship
  • Attendance management best practices
  • Frustration of contract
  • Dealing with mental health issues in the workplace

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand recent and developing trends in human rights jurisprudence.
  • Develop a framework for addressing accommodation issues.
  • Identify accommodation issues that can present significant liability to your organization.

A “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance.

Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.

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Speaker bio(s)
Rishi Bandhu

Rishi Bandhu practices labour and employment law out of Oakville, Ontario. Rishi is a 1998 graduate of high distinction from the University of Toronto, Trinity College; he received his LLB from Osgoode Hall in 2003. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. His practice since that time has been focused on labour and employment matters, exclusively. His experience and expertise ranges from labour relations, including labour arbitration proceedings and collective bargaining, to civil litigation of employment law disputes and workplace investigations. He advises and represents employers in Human Rights proceedings and matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. He is an instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies for Industrial/Labour Relations. For 2023, Rishi is included in the Best Lawyers in Canada publication for labour and employment law.