Quinte and District: Local Law Update, Disability Issues in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:01/13/2022 6:00 PM

Ends:01/13/2022 7:30 PM

Registration Closes:01/11/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

1.25 pending approval Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Employers are periodically requested to accommodate ill, injured or disabled employees in the workplace. This seminar will look at the general duty to accommodate under the governing legislation, the specific re-employment obligation under the workplace safety legislation and the challenges in crafting appropriate return to work plans in coordination with disability insurance carriers. This overview will examine case law and assist employers with ensuring that they are not running afoul of the various legislation.

6:00 Welcome
6:10 Guest Speaker
7:10 Question and Answer
7:25 Wrap up

Registration closes: Janaury 12, 2022 at 8:00 AM. 

This event will only be delivered live during the webinar broadcast and no recording or PDF handouts will be circulated after the event.

Registration difficulties or questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Rebecca Lauzon at rlauzon@hrpa.ca 

Learning Objectives

After attending this session attendees will understand:

The “duty to accommodate” under the human rights legislation and what it looks like.

What a re-employment obligation under the WSIA looks like in practice.

What obligations can be imposed when working with a disability carrier on a return to work plan.

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Speaker bio(s)
Angela  James

 Angela James was called to the Ontario bar in 2003. After years practicing in downtown Toronto, she returned to the Quinte area, ultimately opening her own law office in 2012. Prior to opening her own law office, the bulk of Angela’s practice was been in personal injury litigation. Her work with injured clients led to an interest in the employment issues they faced, including concerns about wrongful dismissal, failure to accommodate disabilities and interactions with short-term and long-term disability carriers. At this time, Angela’s work in employment law is almost exclusively on behalf of employees.