Tackling the Tough Stuff: Handling Challenging Employee Misconduct Issues

Date and Time

Starts:03/22/2018 5:00 PM

Ends:03/22/2018 7:00 PM


Yorkville Conference Center

150 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON


Complimentary, open to IPM members only

$30 no show fee


Additional Information

Registration: 5:00–5:30 pm
Networking: 5:30–6:00 pm
Presentation: 6:00–7:00 pm

Event Sponsor

Join HRPA and Institute of Professional Management (IPM) for this interactive session that will focus on some of the most challenging issues that employers often struggle with, as observed by a top Toronto employment law firm. Key topics will include mental health accommodation, off duty misconduct and workplace harassment. Participants will work through a complex, real-life case study to identify issues, explore the applicable legal framework and discover effective strategies to mitigate associated risks and legal escalations.


Learning objectives:

Specific session objectives include exploring: 

  • The early signs of mental health accommodation, off-duty misconduct and harassment issues in order to reduce exposures to liability, reputational impact and operational challenges, 
  • How to effectively navigate the legal framework that governs each of the above areas, and 
  • How to implement effective strategies and best practices to prevent and mitigate the risks associated with addressing these issues and employee misconduct, generally.


Who should attend?

HR professionals, people managers and anyone interested in learning more about challenging employee misconduct issues.

Registration for this session is open to HRPA Designated Members and IPM Associations Members: Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada (APRC), the Canadian Professional Trainers Association (CPTA), the Canadian Management Professionals Association (CMPA) and the Canadian Association of Assessment Specialists (CAAS).

About IPM

IPM is a is a certified educational institute registered with ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada) and has offered nationally recognized accreditation programs in Recruitment, Training, Management and Assessment since 1984. IPM also publishes the Workplace Today Journal and has four professional associations to include the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada, the Canadian Professional Trainers Association, the Canadian Management Professionals Association and the Canadian Association of Assessment Specialists with active local and regional chapters across the country. 

Speaker bio(s)

Speaker Laura Williams

Laura Williams, Principal

Laura Williams is an award-winning labour and employment lawyer. As the founder of Markham-based Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting Inc., Laura is committed to helping employers think proactively about their people-management challenges. Whether working with Fortune 500 companies or small and medium-sized businesses, Laura has spent more than 20 years helping organizations develop and implement HR and legal strategies, policies and practices that do more than comply with legislation and help mitigate legal risk. Her goal is to help employers recognize that effective people-management strategies can produce game-changing results for an organization.

A regular columnist for PROFIT magazine and the National Post, Laura has been featured across media outlets including the Globe and Mail, Canadian Lawyer, Lawyers’ Weekly, Law Times, Canadian Employment Law Today, CBC Radio, Global TV, CTV News, Rogers Daytime and Chatelaine.

Laura is a seasoned speaker who regularly presents at conferences, seminars and delivers in-house, customized leadership development client programs. Laura is a long-standing labour relations instructor in the University of Toronto’s Human Resources program, and developed and instructs the HRPA’s 3-day certificate program in labour relations.

In addition to her practice, Laura is a member of various professional associations and community and service organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of 360°kids and a past Governor of Holy Trinity School in Richmond Hill.

Laura is a member of one of the Toronto-based Women’s Presidents Organization chapters, and was recently named one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs by Canadian Business magazine.

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