On-Demand Webcast: Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:08/03/2016 12:00 AM

Ends:08/04/2056 11:30 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Many Canadians suffer from mental health issues or will suffer from one such illness at some point in their life. Mental illness can have significant impacts on an individual’s ability to perform their job, if not accommodated and/or properly supported in the workplace. This webinar explores a) the steps that an employer can take to better address workplace mental health; b) the scope of the employer’s duty to accommodate mental illness; and c) how to appropriately respond to requests for accommodation of mental health issues.

Learning objectives:

<  Improve workplace culture regarding mental illness

<  Understand what to look for in a good policy on accommodation

<  Assess when the duty to accommodate arises

<  Understand what the duty to accommodate involves

<  Best practices for responding to requests for accommodation

Who should attend:

This program is appropriate for Managers and Human Resources Professionals in non-unionized workplaces.

Speaker bio(s)
Priya Sarin

Priya Sarin is a partner at Whitten & Lublin. She brings with her substantial experience representing both employees and employers in employment, labour and human rights related matters, with an emphasis on litigation. Priya has previously worked with clients in such diverse sectors and industries as: IT, banking, financial services, government, small business, retail, health care, education, the arts, food & beverage, manufacturing, news, affordable housing, worker co-operative and non-profit.

Priya routinely drafts or negotiates her clients’ employment agreements, collective agreements, HR policies, independent contractor/consulting agreements and separation packages and she regularly advises on post-employment obligations, conducting harassment investigations and meeting employment, human rights and workplace safety standards.

Priya obtained her B.Comm. at McGill University and her LL.B. and M.A. in International Affairs in Ottawa