Part of working in a positive and supportive workplace, means being ready and able to discuss and address potential leaves of absences and accommodation requests. Being ready is also important, given the complicated obligations employers have in regards to leaves and accommodations. Indeed, when an employee advises that they require accommodation or need to be placed on sick leave, HR professionals are entering a potential minefield. It is important to take the proper steps to ensure that request is properly understood, reviewed, and responded to. Failing to do so can result in a human rights application, a Ministry of Labour complaint, and/or a civil claim.
Join Christine Ashton, a partner and lawyer with Wilson Vukelich LLP, for a practical seminar on how to handle leaves of absences, accommodation requests, and pitfalls which should be avoided.
1) understanding the substantive law regarding employee illness, accommodations, and leaves;
2) addressing the HR handbook material needed to support addressing employee illness, accommodations, and leaves; and
3) discussing communicating with employees re: employee illness, accommodations, and leaves.
5:00 PM Welcome and Networking
5:30 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Speaker Presentation
8:30 PM Event Concludes
Registration Closes: November 8, 2022 at 8:00 AM.
Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at BLSmith@hpra.ca
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