Grand Valley: * SOLD OUT * IN-PERSON A Practical Guide to Recognizing and Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:09/27/2023 8:30 AM

Ends:09/27/2023 10:30 AM

Registration Closes:09/20/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre 700 Hespeler Road Cambridge, Ontario


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Additional Information

This event has reached capacity. When you register online you will be placed onto a waitlist. If space opens up closer to the event you will be notified.

This is an IN-PERSON event. Registering online in advance is required. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance.

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This presentation provides a primer on discrimination in the workplace. We will identify prohibited grounds of discrimination pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code; and discuss different forms of discrimination. We will provide a deeper dive into one form of discrimination - micro-aggressions - and will discuss how to recognize them and respond to them. Finally, we will provide practical tips on how to reduce the incidence of micro-aggressions and engage in micro-validations in order to create a more inclusive workplace.

Learning Objectives:
1. Help attendees recognize various forms of discrimination in the workplace
2. Provide a deeper understanding of micro-aggressions and their impact
3. Provide practical tools to respond to micro-aggressions in the workplace

8:30 AM   Welcome and Networking
8:35 AM   Breakfast
9:00 AM   Speaker Presentation
10:30 PM   Event Concludes

Registration Closed:  This event has reached capacity. When you register online you will be placed onto a waitlist. If space opens up closer to the event you will be notified.

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Speaker bio(s)
Jacqueline  Luksha

Jacqueline Luksha is a partner at Hicks Morley, where she has practised labour and employment law since she was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2012. Based out of the firm’s Toronto office, Jacqueline is a skilled advocate who effectively represents her clients before all levels of courts, tribunals and labour boards. She provides proactive solutions by tailoring in-house training for employers on a wide variety of topics and, to ensure her clients stay ahead of potential problems, she regularly reviews and revises their internal policies, handbooks and workplace contracts in a strategic capacity.

Laleh Moshiri

Laleh Moshiri is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Hicks Morley. A strong and insightful thought leader, she has over 20 years of experience managing professional talent, developing DEI strategies, and implementing data-driven initiatives. In her role on the firm’s senior management team, Laleh provides leadership, strategic direction and expertise in executing our diversity, equity and inclusion plan. She is responsible for overseeing existing DEI initiatives and she works to ensure the firm’s DEI strategy, policies and practices are successfully developed and implemented.