Sarnia and District: Do Employers Have a Duty to Provide a Psychologically Healthy Workplace?

Date and Time

Starts:10/20/2022 12:00 PM

Ends:10/20/2022 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:10/19/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



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Event Sponsor

There are many laws governing the employment relationship from health and safety to employment standards to human rights. Are they all heading in the same direction? Is there a legal duty to create a psychologically safe workplace?

This is a very practical and interactive session that makes the discussion interesting and engaging. This process facilitates a greater practical understanding of the issues and how to respond.

The virtual webinar will cover both existing and emerging legal duties as well as providing practical solutions to the challenges arising from this duty.

Learning Objectives:

This innovative session examines where the law is heading and what your duties are now and what they are becoming including:

• The interplay between employment standards, human rights, contract law, tort law and WSIB
• Whether there is an implied term in employment agreements for psychological protection
• Whether employers have a duty to prevent psychological harm under occupational health and safety laws
• Whether the existence of the voluntary National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace creates a default standard by which the courts will measure employers


12:00 PM    Registration and Networking

12:05 PM    Speaker Presentation

1:30 PM      Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  October 19, 2022 at 8:00 AM. 

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Speaker bio(s)
Brian Gottheil, Lawyer and HR Advisor

 Brian has been practicing employment and labour law since 2010 and joined Bernardi Human Resource Law in 2014. His practice focuses on providing proactive strategic advice that helps employers resolve conflict and avoid legal disputes. He regularly advises employers on employee terminations and severance, constructive dismissal, employment standards, human rights and labour relations. He also conducts workplace harassment investigations. Brian is an accomplished corporate trainer who has trained managers, supervisors and HR professionals on a variety of employment topics. He is a frequent instructor for HRPA courses as well as for private clients in the private and public sectors.