Windsor: Disability Management | Accommodations in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:01/25/2022 6:30 PM

Ends:01/25/2022 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:01/24/2022 8:00 AM

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



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Among HR’s most challenging tasks is effectively managing and accommodating employees’ disabilities while complying with the law. Part of the challenge is how multiple legal regimes, from the Human Rights Code to the WSIB to the common law, weave together in a complex tapestry that requires careful planning, flexibility, and patience to untangle. In this session with speaker Brian Gottheil, we will explore the laws that affect disability management and accommodation, along with practical advice and strategies to address key challenges that arise in managing disability-related absences, accommodation, and return to work.


6:30 PM - Welcome and Introductions

6:35 PM - Speaker Presentation

8:00 PM - Event Concludes

Registration closes: January 24, 2022 at 8:00am

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Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize the primary legal regimes that apply to disability management, and key areas of overlap and difference between regimes.

2. Develop concrete strategies for common challenges in disability management including receiving incomplete medical information and dealing with an uncooperative employee

3. Address situations where LTD or WSIB denied a claim, but the employee is still unable to work

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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.