Knowing Your Rights: Managing Employees with Illnesses or WSIB Injuries and Navigating Through the Accommodation Process

Date and Time

Starts:09/07/2017 8:30 AM

Ends:09/07/2017 4:30 PM

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Yorkville Conference Center

150 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON


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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

<  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

Speaker bio(s)

Speaker Daryl Seupersad

Daryl Seupersad

Daryl is a lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP, a leading Canadian labour and employment law firm. He provides advice and representation to businesses in a variety of labour and employment matters with particular emphasis on workplace safety and insurance, human rights and disability management. Prior to joining Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Daryl worked for a public sector agency specializing in management-side workers’ compensation matters. Daryl has taught labour and employment law at George Brown College.

Speaker Andrew Ebejer

Andrew Ebejer

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 occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation, 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.

Speaker Sundeep  Gokhale

Sundeep  Gokhale

Sundeep is a highly accomplished lawyer whose practice is focused on the representation of management in many areas of employment and labour law with particular emphasis on labour relations, positive employee relations, collective bargaining, employment law, human rights and accommodation, and responding to union organizing and applications for certification.

Sundeep is frequently asked to speak at industry conferences and lead webinars on a variety of topics related to his practice. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Construction Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties, Human Rights, Young Lawyers), South Asian Bar Association (Toronto Chapter) and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He volunteers his time to Ovarian Cancer Canada and has taught employment and labour law at Conestoga College.

Sundeep is a graduate of the University of Windsor Law School, having obtained his Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (Labour Studies) from McMaster University. Sundeep was a summer and articling student with Sherrard Kuzz LLP.

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