Disability - Duty to Accommodate

Disability - Duty to Accommodate

October 14, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMOnline - Central Time Zone
Area of Interest: Benefits Format: Web

Managing Disability and the Duty to Accommodate


This presentation will provide an overall summary of how employers should be addressing disabilities in the workplace and properly managing their duty to accommodate. As part of this summary, the presentation will set out what the duty to accommodate actually is and how it is triggered, the lengths to which an employer's duty reaches (discussing the concept of undue hardship) and specifically looking at the challenge of accommodating mental health disabilities. The presentation will also touch on tips for properly requesting medical information pertaining to an employee's disability and best practices for managing accommodation requests.

Presented by: 

Bret Lercher, MLT Aikins LLP

Bret carries on a general labour and employment practice, primarily representing management of organizations in a diverse area of industries. He provides advice and representation on all matters relating to labour and employment law, for both unionized and non-unionized workplaces. This includes on matters relating to employee discipline and termination, collective agreement administration and interpretation, human rights, employment standards, and workplace safety and health matters. Bret also has experience advising on and drafting employment agreements, workplace policies and independent contractor agreements. Bret has appeared before the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, the trial division of the Federal Court, the Manitoba Labour Board and other administrative adjudicators.

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular Price
Member$25.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Member$25.00 CDN
Associate Member$25.00 CDN
Student Membership$25.00 CDN
Non Member$65.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy
CE Credits offered in partnership with ICM
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