Year-End Professionalism Series: Workplace Harassment: Preventing and Responding to Incidents in the Workplace

Date

November 26, 2019

Time

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location

Osler Conference Centre, 100 King Street West, Reception Located on the 63rd floor
Toronto, Ontario

Delivery Method

In Person


Overview

Workplace harassment is a business-critical issue in all places of work and should be taken extremely seriously. Employers have an obligation to provide a safe workplace and have specific responsibilities under applicable legislation, including developing and implementing policies, training and investigating workplace harassment. In addition to the detrimental effect on the well-being of employees, the potential costs and risks associated with workplace harassment include monetary damages, reputational risks, low employee morale, legal costs and more.

For employers, understanding these obligations is key to mitigating risk and guarding against unintended consequences. This presentation describes key obligations for employers with respect to workplace harassment and will cover

  • costs associated with workplace harassment
  • basics of the legal framework, including human rights legislation and occupational health and safety legislation
  • conducting a harassment investigation: how, when and best practices
  • risk management techniques and best practices
  • definition and examples of workplace harassment
  • case studies

Agenda
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST: Registration & lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST: Seminar/Webinar 

Registration Info

To register, please email seminars@osler.com.

CLE/CPD Credit Information

Ontario – Equality and Inclusion Professionalism - 1

British Columbia – Professional responsibility & ethics - 1

Speaking
Speaker

Kelly O’Ferrall

Counsel, Employment & Labour

Speaker

Summer Danakas

Associate, Employment & Labour