Canada: Accommodation Due To Family Status - What Employers Need To Know
Last Updated: April 5 2016

Requests by employees for excused short and long term absences from work due to issues related to family members is becoming an ever evolving and expanding phenomenon. It is important for employers to know the current state of the law and what triggers an obligation to accommodate an employee requesting time off for family reasons in order to guarantee they are properly satisfying human rights legislation obligations. Being aware of these obligations will help employers ensure they only accommodate legitimate requests and will help avoid the time and expense of a human rights investigation.

Presented by Michael Aasen and Ryan Trainer, this webinar will provide attendees with the strategies and skills to recognize and respond to request for accommodation that would be considered to fall under family status.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • What is the extent of an employer's duty to accommodate?
  • What is family status?
  • How far is the employer required to go in accommodating an absence due to family status?

Who Should Attend: This webinar is designed for in-house counsel and labour relations, human resource, operations and finance professionals.

Date: Wednesday, April 13
Time: Noon - 1:30 pm MDT
Cost: $195 + GST per computer link


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