Ottawa 10.22.20 VIRTUAL Remote Discipline and Terminations (high-risk terminations)

Date and Time

Starts:10/22/2020 6:30 PM

Ends:10/22/2020 8:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 Hour(s)



FREE Members l $30 Non-Members


Additional Information

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Ottawa 10.22.20 VIRTUAL Remote Discipline and Terminations (high-risk terminations)

Employee discipline and terminations are fraught with difficult legal and practical issues, particularly when they involve an employee who is entitled to parental leave, has a disability, or is potentially violent. The COVID-19 pandemic adds additional complications including new job-protected leaves of absence, changing layoff and recall rules, and the challenges of imposing discipline in a remote workplace. In this session you will examine the risks involved in high risk discipline and terminations and how you can minimize them, with a special focus on the remote work context.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

After clerking for the Federal Court of Canada, Brian practiced for more than three years with the employment and labour law department of a large international law firm before joining Bernardi Human Resource Law in 2014.

Since joining the firm, Brian has conducted numerous workplace investigations involving such varied issues as psychological harassment, manager and team relations, non-profit governance and sexual harassment. He has experience in advising employers and conducting investigations in both unionized and non-union environments.

Brian also trains managers, supervisors and human resource professionals on conducting workplace harassment investigations as a frequent instructor for the Workplace Investigations Certificate program.