North Bay and Sudbury Returning to the Office Post-COVID 19 | Legal Issues

Date and Time

Starts:09/08/2022 1:00 PM

Ends:09/08/2022 4:00 PM

Registration Closes:09/07/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

3 CPD Hour(s)



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The pandemic has changed attitudes towards work. Many have worked from home during the pandemic and will be unwilling or unable to return to working at the office. Also, residual legal issues like employees refusing to be vaccinated or considering themselves to have been constructively dismissed as a result of layoffs during the pandemic are working their way through tribunals and courts. Finally, with a newly-elected PC government in Ontario, we are likely to see continuing legislation coming from the Minister of Labour and are unlikely to see previous legislation repealed.

This session is designed to give HRPA members legal insight into the external winds that are buffeting the workplace.


Residual COVID Issues Constructive Dismissals and Mandatory Vaccination. We will learn what risks employers face as a result of legal action taken by employees as a result of actions taken by employers during COVID.

Reluctant Returners From Employee Preference to Accommodation. We will learn how to respond to employee reluctance to return to the workplace, and how to avoid violations of the Human Rights Code.

Legislation Bill 124, Right to Disconnect and Banning of Non-Competition Clauses. We will learn what action HR Professionals need to take in order to ensure compliance with new rules affecting the workplace.


1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m. Presentation

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Speaker bio(s)
Geoff Jeffery, Lawyer

Mr. Jeffery was born and raised in Ottawa and has lived in Sudbury since 1998. He practiced law in Southern Ontario for six years before specializing in labour and employment law for employers in the North. He has represented a wide variety of public sector, broader public sector and private employers, with particular emphasis on health and social service providers and First Nations clients.