Human Rights and the Duty to Accommodate

Employers in Canada have a mandatory legal obligation to ensure their work environment is free from any form of discrimination. All reasonable steps must be taken by the employer to ensure the organization's legal obligation is met. This webinar will examine the nature and purpose of human rights in the workplace. There will also be a review of the different types of discrimination in the workplace and the general principles governing the concept of "Duty to Accommodate." Through this webinar, you will learn how to manage discrimination or harassment-related complaints and how to better protect your organization against potential claims.
We will cover:

  • An overview of an employer's duties and obligations under provincial legislation
  • Background about the nature and purpose of human rights
  • The different types of discrimination and the prohibited grounds
  • The interaction between human rights and harassment in the workplace
  • An understanding the important concepts of the "Duty to Accommodate"  and the "Duty to Inquire" and their limitations
  • Current issues in human rights (e.g., mental illness, marijuana in the workplace, family status)
  • The basic skills to effectively prevent potential human rights complaints
  • Best practices and final tips

A 90 minute ARCHIVED Web seminar providing relevant information with a recognized expert on the seminar subject, originally broadcasted on September 28, 2017.
This webinar will be facilitated by Payroll Compliance Advisors from the Compliance Services and Programs department at the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). It includes a 60 minute presentation and 30 minute responses to pre-submitted questions as well as engaging polling questions.

Jordan Rodney is President of MaxPeople, a Human Resources Consulting organization that partners with its' clients to build and sustain productive and healthy workplaces. Jordan is a lawyer and a results-driven Human Resource professional with experience in employee and labour relations, negotiation, facilitation and change management. Prior to joining MaxPeople, Jordan spent 15 plus years in the Human Resources field working in the Beverage, Broadcasting, Courier and Manufacturing industries. Within these diverse businesses, he successfully managed complex project initiatives, cultivated deep client relationships, negotiated multiple collective agreements, designed and delivered numerous training seminars and identified practical human resources solutions for companies. Jordan is also an instructor at the Schulich School of Business in the Organizational Studies Department and at George Brown in their Corporate Training Department. Jordan obtained a B.A. from York University, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario, and is a member of the Ontario Bar. Jordan further specialized in Human Resources at Queen's University obtaining a Master's of Industrial Relations. Jordan is focused on ensuring that organizations are equipped to handle workplace issues using innovative and cost effective solutions. He enjoys coaching people to achieve their maximum potential while assisting organizations to achieve their objectives.

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CPE Hours: 1.50
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Available until: September 28, 2018
Study Option: Online
LENGTH: 90 Mins