York: 01.16.20 PD Breakfast: Employment Law Updates - Accommodation
7:30 am - Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:30 am - Speaker presentation
10:30 am - Event Concludes
We all know that employers have a duty to accommodate, but what does that mean in practice? What types of things do you have to accommodate - does it include things like childcare obligations or cannabis use? And how far do you have to go - what is "undue hardship" and what is a bona fide occupational requirement? Is an employee entitled to choose their form of accommodation, or can you substitute a less costly or onerous one?
We will discuss the underlying human rights basis for the duty to accommodate as well as how to respond to requests for accommodation so that you understand your rights and obligations and are well-equipped to handle those requests when you receive them.Stuart Rudner
I am not one of those lawyers that is ideologically married to one side. While many individuals have their rights trampled on, I have also seen employees take advantage of those same rights to the detriment of their employer. I realize that there is good and bad in every group, and that is why my firm works with both employers and employees. We are able to see every situation from both sides.
I have also been trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques and act as a Mediator. I am able to see things as a neutral third party, working with those involved to achieve a reasonable resolution to their issues.