Live Webinar: Employee Discipline in the Era of Work-From-Home

Date and Time

Starts:06/15/2020 12:00 PM

Ends:06/15/2020 1:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1 CPD Hour(s)



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In this new work-from-home-era, how can an employer manage and discipline their workforce? What steps need to be taken if an employer suspects that an employee is not actually working, is intoxicated or impaired during working hours, or demonstrates inappropriate behavior? This webinar will provide an overview of the legal considerations and pitfalls in managing employees despite the physical distance.

Topics will include practical and legal considerations in maintaining employee discipline in a workforce that is working from home, attendance and task management, cannabis, opioids, and other substances (understanding the distinction between recreational use and medical use of impairing substances), Instituting and applying a progressive discipline policy and investigations into at-home behavior, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • To familiarize human resources professionals, employers, or managers with the legalities of disciplining employees who work from home
  • To raise human rights considerations, in particular with mental health concerns, opioid use, attendance problems, and the like
  • To provide direction in modifying disciplinary policies for WFH employees

  • Who Should Attend?

    Human resources professionals, employers, and/or managers.

    Speaker bio(s)
     Allyson  Lee

    Allyson  Lee

    Allyson is a lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP. Allyson is a focused and practical litigator who has represented clients before administrative tribunals, all levels of court in Ontario, and the Supreme Court of Canada. A former judicial law clerk at the Federal Court of Canada, Allyson has a strong background in administrative law and judicial review and has represented employers in multiple areas of employment and labour law.

    Allyson is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Bar Association, and Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment; Civil Litigation; Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights; Workers’ Compensation; and Young Lawyers).