On-Demand Webcast: Unintentional Racism: Managing a Diverse Workforce

Date and Time

Starts:12/12/2017 8:00 AM

Ends:12/12/2056 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webcast

1 Hour Hour(s)


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With recent events, racial biases and destructive ideological groups dominating headlines in the U.S., there's no better time to improve your knowledge about managing diversity at work.

Racism and discrimination are not always overt or obvious, and we all hold unconscious biases of some form or another that we are not even aware of. But employers have a legal responsibility to provide a workplace that is free of discrimination. Litigation may arise in relation to an employer's behavior and actions towards racialized persons.

In this session, learn best practices to ensure that unintentional discrimination does not go unchecked in your workplace.


Learning objectives:

  • An employer's obligations in regards to managing a diverse workforce
  • Actions and behaviours exhibited by management that amount to damages when dealing with racialized groups
  • Recent court and tribunal hearings that held employers accountable for engaging in stereotyping and racial discrimination
  • Understanding the impact of The Ontario Human Rights Commission's policy and guidelines on racism and racial discrimination


Who should attend?

HR professionals and people managers who want to learn more about managing a diverse workforce. 

Speaker bio(s)
Sreya Roy

Sreya joined Bernardi Human Resource law LLP in 2017 after having gained experience providing labour and employment law services to a wide variety of clients. In 2014, Sreya also had the opportunity to act as a judicial clerk for the Ontario Court of Justice where she gained a solid foundation in advocacy.

At the Windsor Law program, Sreya was elected treasurer of the Women’s Legal Action and Education Fund (LEAF) and redesigned LEAF’s “No Means No” program which aimed to educate young adults about consent and sexual violence. Sreya also spent six years working as an individual and group counsellor with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa where she helped provide support to survivors of sexual assault.