Peterborough: 09.23.2020 *VIRTUAL* Not As Represented - What To Do When Your New Employee Lied

Date and Time

Starts:09/23/2020 6:15 PM

Ends:09/23/2020 8:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 Hour(s)





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Peterborough: 09.23.2020  Not As Represented - What To Do When Your New Employee Lied

Can and employer terminate or otherwise discipline an employee who misrepresented themselves during the hiring process? Can the misrepresentation result in the repudiation of the employment contract/relationship between the employer and the employee? What if the misrepresentation is benign and the employee has no other performance concerns, does the employer simply ignore the misrepresentation? Is there liability for ignoring the misrepresentation? How do you ensure that your contracts or offer letters protect your organization from such misrepresentations?

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation attendees should be able to:

  • Determine whether an employee can be disciplined or terminated if they have misrepresented themselves during the hiring process. 

  • Understand the liability issues around misrepresentations during the hiring process.

  • Creating a contract or offer letter that will protect your organization from misrepresentations.


6:15 pm: Welcome and Introductions 6:30 pm: Speaker Presentations

8:00 pm: Q & A 


During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.

Speaker bio(s)
Zaheer Lakhani, Lawyer

Zaheer Lakhani is a partner at Bandhu Lakhani Campea LLP, a boutique employment law firm located in Oakville, Ontario that specializes in employment and labour law. Zaheer advises and represents various sized employers in a variety of areas such as human rights, including disability and accommodation; wrongful dismissal claims; employment standards compliance and litigation, and general strategic HR advice.

Zaheer has been practicing law since 1998 and has previously appeared as a guest on CBC Radio and Radio Canada to speak about gender discrimination in the restaurant industry and to discuss toxic workplaces. He has been quoted by the Canadian Safety Reporter in a story related to workplace harassment and was a presenter in HRPA’s Quarterly Employment Law Update where he provided updates in a series of four webcasts from 2013 – 2014 regarding employment human rights.