On-Demand Webcast: Legal Perspectives on Performance Management

Date and Time

Starts:09/19/2016 12:00 AM

Ends:09/20/2056 11:30 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Event Sponsor

Rewarding underperformers with a generous severance package on termination is difficult to justify from a business perspective. This webinar focuses on ways to avoid this scenario by reviewing legally compliant ways to manage performance, documenting performance issues, the employer’s legal obligations when dealing with an underperforming employee, red flags to watch out for, in what circumstances an employer justify dismissing for cause and how to deal with employment references.

Learning objectives:

<  Legal standard for just cause dismissals;

<  Performance management strategies and policies;

<  Legal duty to act in good faith;

<  Strategies for minimizing liability;

<  Handling employee references

Who should attend:

HR professionals or management personnel responsible for human resources.

Speaker bio(s)
Jonquille Pak, LLB

Jonquille is a partner at Whitten & Lublin. For many years, she worked at one of Canada’s top full service law firms advising many of its large corporate clients on employment and labour issues in a wide variety of sectors, including manufacturing, commercial, education, financial services, health care, telecommunications and media. It is Jonquille's vast experience as a lawyer for management that also allows her to understand how to win when hired by employee clients.

Jonquille has appeared as co-counsel and lead counsel before various tribunals and courts, including the Ontario Superior Court, the Federal Court, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Jonquille is no stranger to unionized workplaces and has exclusively represented and advised employers with regard to a variety of union issues, including grievance arbitration proceedings, interest arbitration proceedings, Ontario Labour Board proceedings, collective agreement interpretation and collective bargaining.

She also specializes in business immigration and mobility, assisting both companies and foreign workers with regard to work permits, intra-company transfers, business visitors, and labour market opinions.

A firm believer that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Jonquille provides strategic pro-active advice to clients to avoid costly and unnecessary litigation down the road.