Toronto: 11.12.18 LegalEase Pot: Policies, Practices and Problems in the Workplace

2 hours

Date and Time

Starts:11/12/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:11/12/2018 10:00 AM

Event Type

Meeting - Breakfast


CPA of Ontario

25 York St, Suite 1100

Toronto, ON


Members $30 | Non-Members $40


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Toronto: 11.12.18 LegalEase Breakfast – Pot: Policies, Practices and Problems in the Workplace

According to the Conference Board of Canada more than half of Canadian employers expressed concern about the possible effects of legalized marijuana on the workplace. Kathryn Bird of Hicks Morley LLP will review potential problems of employee marijuana use on the workplace and examine how employers should re-evaluate and update workplace policies and practices to address these.


7:30am: sign in & breakfast

8:00am-10:00am: presentation

Speaker bio(s)

 Kathryn Bird

Kathryn Bird, Lawyer

Kathryn Bird is a labour, employment and human rights lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She regularly advises employers, social service providers, school boards and municipalities regarding issues arising from the employment relationship in the workplace or the provision of services to the public. Kathryn also regularly advises school boards, colleges and universities about the provision of educational services to students with exceptional needs. 

Kathryn appears as counsel before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, labour arbitrators and at all levels of court. She has successfully defended public and private employers against a wide range of claims, including human rights allegations, long-term disability benefit claims, and wrongful dismissal actions. Kathryn also provides advice to clients on a day-to-day basis to assist employers and service providers in avoiding litigation through proactive strategic actions.

Practice Areas:

Employment Law Human Rights Labour Relations Litigation

Arts & Sports Colleges Construction Energy & Utilities Financial Services Healthcare Manufacturing Mining & Natural Resources Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Retail & Wholesale Trade School Boards Social Services Universities


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