On-Demand Webcast: What Employers need to know about Reprisal Complaints under OHSA

Date and Time

Starts:03/07/2017 12:00 AM

Ends:03/07/2056 11:30 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Event Sponsor

The Occupational Health and Safety Act has undergone significant amendments in the past two years, including adding new provisions to better address workplace harassment and giving new powers to health and safety inspectors. Is your workplace up to date with the most current employer obligations under the law?

This session will specifically review the meaning of reprisal under the Act, the types of workplace situations that could give rise to a reprisal complaint and the intricacies of the complaint process. It will also present recommendations to employers on how to avoid the costly consequences of reprisal complaints drawing on recent examples from decisions of the Ontario Labour Relations Board. ​

Learning Objectives:

  • Review scope of employee actions that are protected by OHSA
  • Understand what a "reprisal" means
  • Understand potential consequences of mishandling complaints
  • Learn best practices for avoiding complaints

​Who should attend?

HR Consultants, HR Managers, and Employee Relations Consultants. ​

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