Managing employees with illnesses can be a daunting task. Our program is intended to educate employers on their rights when it comes to verifying claims of Illness, disability and workplace injuries. Employers have rights and it is imperative they know the type of information they are entitled to receive when managing leaves.
What participants will learn:
- How to obtain useful medical information about an employee's condition
- What an employee’s obligations are during accommodation and the return to work process
- How to implement and monitor a gradual return to work program
- What is (and is not) a "disability" under the Human Rights Code?
- How to Discipline (or terminate) for illness or injury-related attendance issues
- What does frustration of contract actually mean
- Reporting and return-to-work obligations under the WSIB
- How to handle recurring conditions
- Entitlements to WSIB cost relief
- How to discipline (or terminate) after a WSIB claim
- How to object to a WSIB ruling
Carissa Tanzola practices law with Sherrard Kuzz LLP, one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms representing employers. Carissa represents employers in all aspects of the employment relationship including disability management, health and safety, workplace safety and insurance, hiring and firing, employment standards, workplace training and education. She is a skilled and experienced advocate before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and Provincial Offences Court.
Carissa is the immediate past Chair for the Labour and Employment Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association Executive, mentors young labour and employment lawyers through the Ontario Bar Association’s mentorship program. She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation, Young Lawyers) and Law Society of Upper Canada.
Carissa regularly writes for industry publications such as Canadian Employment Law Today, Canadian HR Reporter and Canadian Safety Reporter on a variety of employment and labour issues. She also regularly leads seminars focused on areas related to her practice.
Carolyn Savoury practices law with Sherrard Kuzz LLP, one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms representing employers.
Carolyn provides advice and representation to employers in all areas of labour and employment law, including: workplace investigations, responding to union organizing and applications for certification, wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation, grievance arbitration, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, and human rights.
Carolyn also regularly assists clients in developing and implementing employment contracts, workplace policies and compliance strategies.
Carolyn is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Construction and Infrastructure, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation, and Young Lawyers).
Andrew Ebejer is a lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP, where he provides advice and representation to employers and management on a broad range of employment- and labour-related issues, including employment standards, human rights and accommodation, privacy, grievance arbitration, and wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation.
Andrew is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association.
He regularly speaks on labour and employment topics and is a frequently contributor to national and international publications.