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Successfully Managing the Duty to Accommodate Employees with Disabilities
Benefits Of This Program:
  • Manage challenges without triggering avoidable liabilities
  • Avoid escalating costs for non-compliance
  • Restructure the workplace and the way work is done according to the current legal model of accommodation


  • How to meet your obligation to ensure a more inclusive workplace
  • The scope of the expanding accommodation obligations
  • How to implement strategies and policies to position your workplace to successfully deal with accommodation issues
  • How to deal successfully with specific accommodation challenges: disability-related absenteeism, substance abuse, disability impacting performance, psychiatric disabilities, stress; special attendance to: pregnancy, aging, religious observance; accommodation in the unionized setting
  • How to avoid expanding liabilities for incorrect accommodation

The Fundamentals

  • Current scope of duty to accommodate
  • Impact of duty to accommodate on the workplace and the employment relationship
  • Understanding and working with the key concepts relevant to implementing accommodation
  • Multi-party obligations; rights and responsibilities of necessary parties: employer, accommodated employee, union, other employees
  • Dealing with accommodation in a unionized setting
  • Successfully dealing with specific accommodation issues: disability-related absenteeism, substance abuse, aging workforce, psychological disabilities, the pregnant employee, WSIB issues, religious observance, family status

Implementation Demands

  • Successfully managing multi-party responsibilities
  • Understanding and implementing accommodation process requirements
  • Developing and implementing effective accommodation policies and protocols
  • Successfully managing medical information
  • Securing support and commitment for accommodation within your organization

Successfully Managing The Real Accommodation Issues

  • Disability-related absenteeism
  • Performance issues related to accommodation needs
  • The pregnant employee
  • The aging employee
  • The WSIB employee
  • Substance abuse/addiction issues
  • Accommodation in a unionized setting
  • Psychiatric disabilities
  • Perceived disabilities
  • Non-evident disability issues
  • Managing the challenge of access to medical information

Why Your Management Group And Organization Will Benefit From This Program

  • All workplaces are facing accommodation challenges on an increasingly regular basis
  • Human rights complaints relating to accommodation issues are rapidly increasing
  • Current legal model of accommodation demands a serious rethinking of workplace and work structure
  • Your organization requires new knowledge, new skills and policies, and strategies to ensure compliance
  • Liabilities for non-compliance are rapidly escalating with risk of exposure to years of lost wages

Book an In-House or Remote Program

For further information on our training, please call your lawyer at the Firm. If you are not a current client, please contact:

Program Administrator
Tel: 416-862-1616 or 1-866-821-7306
[email protected]

Phone: +1 416-875-2235
Fax: 416-363-7358
Phone: +1 416-875-2235
Fax: 416-363-7358
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Ryan J. Conlin
Ryan J. Conlin


Jeffrey D. A. Murray
Jeffrey D. A. Murray


Jeremy D. Schwartz
Jeremy D. Schwartz


Allison L. Taylor
Allison L. Taylor


Landon P. Young
Landon P. Young

Managing Partner