Date Time Speaker Room
Friday, February 03, 201212:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Charlotte Goldfried, Lawyer

DESCRIPTION:

Almost exactly one year ago, the Ontario government published its Integrated Accessibility Standards for public review.  The regulation establishes the accessibility standards for information and communications, employment and transportation. It applies to most public and private organizations that have at least one employee in Ontario.  Learn what steps your company should be taking to align itself with the new standards.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Gain an understanding of the contents of the Integrated Accessibility Standards
  • Determine how the standards will impact your organization
  • Learn what your organization must do to comply with the regulation
  • Find out about the status of the proposed Built-Environment Standard and the Customer Service Standard
  • Learn how the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act will be enforced

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Charlotte Goldfried’s employment practice with Goldfried Law utilizes a proactive and preventive approach to assist organizations in dealing with workplace issues and relationships. Goldfried Law provides employers with legal advice and training as well as one-on-one and group coaching services. The firm also represents employees with wrongful dismissal claims and workplace human rights complaints. Goldfried Law frequently delivers workshops and seminars on a variety of topics including employment contracts, the interview process, risk management and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Charlotte’s practice is informed by her breadth of knowledge and experience in previous careers in business, as a teacher, facilitator and career and outplacement counsellor.   Her educational background includes an honours BA in psychology, a bachelor of education degree, a master’s in counselling and a bachelor of laws degree. As well, she has ESL (English as a second language) certification and life coach certification. Charlotte volunteers her time to East Side Players, an amateur theatre group and she sits on the employment services committee for the Ontario March of Dimes.