Toronto 04.27.21 VIRTUAL Dealing with Racist l Anti-Masker l Anti-Vaxxer Employees


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Starts:04/27/2021 8:00 AM

Ends:04/27/2021 10:00 AM

Event Type: Webcast

2 CPD Hour(s)

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ON24

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Toronto 04.27.21 VIRTUAL Dealing with Racist l Anti-Masker l Anti-Vaxxer Employees

Christopher Achkar of Achkar Law will discuss how the rise in some right-wing ideologies rekindled some of the fires of intolerance. Political and social discourse, under the guise of freedom of speech, are real topics employers have to deal with at the workplace. From antivaxxers
to outright racist employees, employers are having to mediate, litigate, or take
corrective action against their employees about these topics. 

This presentation will cover
  • What are employer obligations in such circumstances?
  • Can these situations amount to just cause? 
  • What kind of corrective action is appropriate?
  • How do you manage your workplace in an environment that doesn't penalize thought?
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • What are employer obligations when dealing with extreme right-wing ideologies in the
  • workplace including anti-vaxxers and racist employees?
  • What kind of corrective action is appropriate? 
  • Can these situations amount to just cause?
  • How do you manage your workplace in an environment that doesn't penalize thought?
AGENDA
8:00 am  Welcome and Speaker Introduction
8:05 am  Presentation
9:40 am  Q&A
10:00am Conclusion



Speaker bio(s)
Christopher Achkar

Christopher Achkar is the founder and principal at Achkar Law, a law firm advising on all labour, employment, and human rights law issues. Along with his team of lawyers, Christopher advises employers of all sizes on all workplace related issues, including civil litigation, human resources advice, and human rights issues. Christopher is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates’ Society, Toronto Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s – Labour and Employment Section. Christopher volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario and sits on the board of directors of various non-profit organization and charities.