On-Demand Webcast: Managing Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:06/27/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:06/27/2056 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Learn the do's and don'ts of managing religious accommodations in the workplace. The program will include a thorough review of employee rights to religious expression in the workplace, the employer's legal obligations, how to balance competing interests and where to draw the line. 

The program will also include a review of case law examples and best practices for handling religious accommodation requests. 

This session is designed to guide employers through their legal obligations with respect to freedom of religion in the workplace and accommodating religious needs of employees.


Learning objectives:

  • Statutory and common law obligations
  • Legal exposure for non-compliance
  • General policies for managing religious accommodations


Who should attend?

Managers and human resources professionals. 

Speaker bio(s)
Jonquille Pak, LLB

Jonquille is a partner at Whitten & Lublin. For many years, she worked at one of Canada’s top full service law firms advising many of its large corporate clients on employment and labour issues in a wide variety of sectors, including manufacturing, commercial, education, financial services, health care, telecommunications and media. It is Jonquille's vast experience as a lawyer for management that also allows her to understand how to win when hired by employee clients.

Jonquille has appeared as co-counsel and lead counsel before various tribunals and courts, including the Ontario Superior Court, the Federal Court, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Jonquille is no stranger to unionized workplaces and has exclusively represented and advised employers with regard to a variety of union issues, including grievance arbitration proceedings, interest arbitration proceedings, Ontario Labour Board proceedings, collective agreement interpretation and collective bargaining.

She also specializes in business immigration and mobility, assisting both companies and foreign workers with regard to work permits, intra-company transfers, business visitors, and labour market opinions.

A firm believer that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Jonquille provides strategic pro-active advice to clients to avoid costly and unnecessary litigation down the road.