An Overview of the Human Rights Code: Challenges and Opportunities for Employers

3.5 Hours

Date and Time

Starts:08/15/2018 8:30 AM

Ends:08/15/2018 12:00 PM

Event Type



Yorkville Conference Center

150 Bloor St W, 2nd FL

Toronto, ON


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Given the increased general awareness of important human rights issues and what constitutes discriminatory treatment in accordance with human rights legislation, it is more important than ever for employers to create a work environment that is free of discrimination and accommodates employees’ personal circumstances where applicable.

This seminar explores the challenges of managing an aging workforce, accommodating employees with disabilities, and addressing employees who have childcare or eldercare obligations. It will also serve as an update on awards given in the courts and tribunals, and the unique approaches used by adjudicators to assess discrimination claims. Learn how to balance the employer’s interest in promoting harmonious relations while minimizing losses to productivity, along with the employee’s interest in managing their work, family and health.

Learning objectives:

<  Understand if you’ve breached human rights legislation.

<  Combat discrimination in the workplace.

<  Create a work environment that distinguishes worker issues in a dignified way.

<  Gain an understanding of awards given in the courts and tribunals.

<  Ensure you maintain operational flexibility.

Who should attend:

“An Overview of the Human Rights Code: Challenges and Opportunities for Employers” is valuable for Executives, managers and HR professionals.

Speaker bio(s)

Speaker Daniel Chodos

Daniel Chodos

An experienced employment lawyer, Daniel Chodos has worked at two of the most respected labour and employment law firms in Canada, where he advises both employees and employers in resolving the various types of disputes that arise within the employment relationship.

Daniel has litigated numerous cases, including such issues as wrongful dismissals, human rights, employment standards, workplace violence and harassment, and employment insurance. He also has a background in labour law and collective bargaining.

With this background, Daniel has represented both employees and employers before numerous administrative tribunal hearings and in the courts, including the Ontario Labour Relations Boards, the Human Rights Tribunal and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

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