Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

On-Demand Webinar: A Need for Balance: A Business and Legal Perspective on Outplacement

HR Domains (Career GPS): Employee Relations; Occupational Health and Safety;  Performance and Rewards

Canadian HR Reporter​Terminating employees isn’t an easy process, outplacement assistance is one way to make it a little easier on the employees. This webinar will look at outplacement from two perspectives — the business reasons and benefits for the practice and the legal obligations and potential benefits.

Business Perspective

  • What is outplacement?
  • History of outplacement
  • Is outplacement just a moral issue?
  • Is the need for outplacement related to the size of the business?
  • Six reasons favouring outplacement
  • How to choose a provider

Legal Perspective

  • Mitigation — defined
  • The employee’s obligation to mitigate
  • The employer’s obligation to assist in the employee’s job search
  • Outplacement’s role in mitigation
  • Judicial treatment of mitigation
  • Is the legal perspective in harmony with the business perspective?

Presenters: Martin Kingston, Next Steps Canada, and Thomas Gorsky, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Martin Kingston is a founding and managing partner of Next Steps Canada, an affordable, one-on-one, boutique-style outplacement and career transition firm. Martin and his business partner, Annette Filler, successfully launched Next Steps in 2009 and already boast a blue-chip list of corporate clients.

In 2001, Martin founded Martin Kingston & Associates, culminating 25 years working in senior management roles in the marketing and advertising field. Earlier in his career Martin was an advertising agency president and CEO, and prior to that he held senior marketing roles for some of the world’s leading marketing brands and organizations. He is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business.

A seasoned professional and top-of-class business leader, Martin has established a reputation for providing exceptional service, sharing his client’s sense of urgency without compromising on quality, for developing highly participative client relationships, and for maintaining the highest levels of integrity putting both clients’ and candidates’ interests first.

Martin is a full-standing Certified Management Consultant (CMC), which is the consulting industry’s only international certification mark, recognized in more than 40 countries. A recognized authority in salary and compensation issues, Martin is an ongoing contributor to the editorial content of Marketing Magazine. Martin has also been a member of the cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto and the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Advertising and the Affiliated Advertising Agencies International. He is an active member of the Marketing Advisory Board of Humber College.

Thomas Gorsky is a highly experienced and accomplished practitioner of employment law. LawDay has named Tom as one of the top 100 leading practitioners of employment law in Canada. He has extensive courtroom experience, having appeared many times in the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal.

Tom writes regularly on various topics related to employment law and is a former editor of the Dismissal and Employment Law Digest. He is often invited to speak at employment law conferences, including the Employment Law Summit and repeat invitations to address the Six Minute Employment Law Lawyer — two of the pre-eminent annual conferences on employment law, sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Tom has also appeared as guest on various media outlets including CFRB 1010 and AM640.

Tom is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties, Human Rights, Pensions & Benefits, Workers’ Compensation), Advocate’s Society and Toronto Lawyers’ Association.

Bookmark and Share
Register Now
Register by Mail/Fax​
60 Minutes
Domain (Primary)
Employee Relations
Event Type
On-Demand Webinar
Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development 

1 Hr
More Information
HRPA Members: $50 + Taxes
Non-Members: $65 + Taxes
Not a Member? Join HRPA Now
If you have any technical difficulties with any of our webinars, contact
Register Now
​Register by Mail/Fax
Submit a Speaker Proposal
Partnership Opportunities

Browse by: Event Type
Certificate Programs
Live Webinars
On-Demand Webinars
Executive Programs

Reertification Points

Proudly Sponsored By:

Home and Car Insurance