On-Demand Webcast: Managing Family Status Accommodations

Date and Time

Starts:11/07/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:11/07/2056 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Event Sponsor

Your employee has childcare or elder care responsibilities that are cutting into working hours and productivity. You want to help the employee, but also want to make sure that the company runs like a well-oiled machine. Can you achieve both and, if so, how? If not, what compromises must the company make, and what can you expect from the employee? What are your obligations to the employee?

If you don't know how to answer these questions, this is session is for you.

This program is designed to help attendees understand general concepts of human rights legislation and the duty to accommodate, as well as specific details as they relate to family status accommodations.

The session will discuss details of who is entitled to family status accommodations, when accommodations may be required, how to handle the accommodation process effectively and the consequences of mishandling that process.


Learning objectives:

  • Learn about human rights legislation
  • Learn what family status protects and does not protect
  • Learn numerous aspects of the duty to accommodate and how to evaluate the organization's accommodation obligations
  • Learn the consequences of getting the accommodations wrong


Who should attend?

HR Professionals:

  1. Who want to round out their knowledge base;
  2. Who doesn't know about human rights obligations and how to fulfill them
  3. Whose workforce has many young children / elderly parents.

Speaker bio(s)
Stephen Wolpert, Whitten & Lublin

Steve is a lawyer at Whitten & Lublin, where he practices in all areas of employment law. He advises employer and employee clients alike regarding employment agreements, confidentiality issues, restrictive covenants, wrongful and constructive dismissals, employment policies, human rights matters, and compliance with legislative standards.

Prior to joining Whitten & Lublin, Steve maintained a broader commercial litigation practice, dealing with a variety of commercial disputes and insolvency matters.

Steve was called to the bar in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.