On-Demand Webcast: All in the Family: the rights of employees faced with family-related challenges

Date and Time

Starts:06/28/2017 12:00 AM

Ends:06/28/2056 11:30 PM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Many employers are not aware that they may have a duty under human rights legislation to accommodate an employee that is faced with family-related challenges.

But a company that fails to accommodate in such circumstances – or worse, terminates an employee due to certain circumstances in their home life – could be on the hook to provide human rights damages for discriminating on the grounds of family status.

Often times, employers do not mean to violate human rights legislation – and with a little background knowledge, it may be possible for such claims to be avoided altogether. 

The purpose of this webcast is to explain the circumstances where family status claims may be found, how one might seek accommodations with respect to family status, and other legal considerations surrounding this type of human rights violation.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about common circumstances giving rise to family status human rights claim
  • Learn how to avoid a possible family status claim
  • Understand legal and practical considerations
  • Learn strategies to defend a family status claim


Who should attend?

Operations managers, finance managers, HR professionals and workplace lawyers.

Speaker bio(s)
Stephen Wolpert, Whitten & Lublin

Steve is a lawyer at Whitten & Lublin, where he practices in all areas of employment law. He advises employer and employee clients alike regarding employment agreements, confidentiality issues, restrictive covenants, wrongful and constructive dismissals, employment policies, human rights matters, and compliance with legislative standards.

Prior to joining Whitten & Lublin, Steve maintained a broader commercial litigation practice, dealing with a variety of commercial disputes and insolvency matters.

Steve was called to the bar in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.