Grey Bruce: Prescription Pad Medical Evidence: How Much Evidence Are You Entitled to When Accommodating Disabilities

Date and Time

Starts:02/16/2022 12:00 PM

Ends:02/16/2022 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:02/15/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 hours Pending Approval Hour(s)




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All too often employers’ requests for medical evidence in support of an absence are met with a cryptic note on a prescription pad that says “under medical care, to be reassessed in two weeks”. This session examines how much evidence an employer is entitled to, how much say a physician has in determining accommodating measures and when and how to get the right information.


11:55 AM Welcome and Introductions

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  Speaker Presentation

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Rebecca Lauzon,

This event willnot be recorded.  In-person attendance only.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the duties and obligations of the employer, employee and physician regarding leaves of absences
  2. Learn how to get the information you require, including what medical information you are entitled to and when
  3. Address challenges in a COVID world

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Speaker bio(s)
Lauren Bernardi, Lawyer, HR Advisor

Lauren Bernardi works extensively in the field of workplace mental health, psychologically safe workplaces, harassment and violence, including conducting manager and employee training sessions, preparing harassment and code of conduct policies and investigating and resolving complaints.

Lauren's on-the-ground experience with workplace challenges, combined with her keen interest and degree in psychology, have led her to her mission of creating psychologically healthy workplaces where employees can thrive and organizations can excel. On her initiative, Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP was one of 40 organizations in a case study project of the Mental Health Commission of Canada to pilot the implementation of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Lauren is also a board member with Canadian Mental Health Association, Peel Dufferin, and Mindful Employer Canada.

Lauren is the author of "Powerful Employment Policies", published by Carswell. She has been quoted in national newspapers and has been a frequent guest expert on CBC Radio.