On-Demand Webcast: Risks & responsibilities of obtaining a police record check

Date and Time

Starts:08/23/2017 8:00 AM

Ends:08/23/2056 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Do you know how to conduct police background checks for prospective employees?  Do you know how to do it without breaching their privacy and human rights? 

Employers need to be able to screen their prospective employees to help ensure that they can be trusted, do not pose threats of workplace violence, are permitted to work with certain vulnerable constituencies, and many other reasons. 

At the same time, the process of obtaining police record checks potentially engages certain privacy, human rights and employment obligations that employers need to be aware of in order to avoid missteps and potential liability.

This program will help employers to navigate these issues so that they can conduct reasonable and appropriate police record checks.


Learning objectives:

  • Learn about different types of police background checks;
  • Learn how to incorporate background checks into the hiring process;
  • Learn how background checks can impact a prospective employee's rights and what you can do to avoid infringing those rights;
  • Learn which matters on a background check the company can rely on in deciding whether to hire the prospective employer; and
  • Learn the risks that arise if your company does not handle the background check properly.


Who should attend?

HR Professionals at companies that:

  1. Wish to introduce police background checks into their hiring process;
  2. Have concerns about their existing use of background checks;
  3. Are responsible for the well-being of children or other vulnerable persons.

Speaker bio(s)
Marc Kitay

Employment & Labour lawyer Marc Kitay is always looking for the next big challenge. Having traversed the mountains of New Zealand, deserts of Israel and the jungles of Peru, Marc is familiar with the “drive” it takes to get the job done right, a quality that he brings to the table when representing his clients.

Marc joined Whitten & Lublin in 2015 and regularly represents employees on all types of workplace disputes, including dismissal claims and human rights claims, with an emphasis on litigation. A firm believer that work is tantamount to a person’s sense of self-worth and integrity, Marc is particularly adept at handling claims of religious accommodation and disability in the workplace.

Marc also advises employers on best practices to ensure compliance with employment standards and human rights legislation, and prepares employment contracts designed to survive judicial scrutiny.

Before joining Whitten & Lublin, Marc built and ran his own successful law practice, working with clientele who valued his hard work, empathy and personal touch. Marc enjoys public speaking and frequently conducts seminars, webinars and lectures on critical issues and employment law including employment standards, human rights, employment contracts and risk mitigation strategies.

Marc earned his juris doctor at the University of Western Ontario, where he served as President of the Labour and Employment Law Society, volunteered as a caseworker at the school’s Community Legal Services clinic, and worked as a research assistant for a law professor.