Human Rights And Accommodation


Human rights complaints and accusations of discrimination can be some of the most complex issues employers face. How an employer initially responds can have significant reputational, cultural, and legal implications. With the stakes this high – organizations need to prepared.

We are kicking off our Fall 2020 Foundations series with a comprehensive overview of the human rights process and an employer’s duty to accommodate. Participants will acquire the knowledge and tools to address common challenges that arise for employers, including:

  • Determining when the point of undue hardship has been met
  • Imposing discipline in the face of non-culpable behaviours
  • Navigating human rights law and performance management processes

Harris’ Foundations courses empower attendees with the skills and knowledge to tackle their daily workplace law challenges. Providing an introductory overview on integral topics like Human Rights, Collective Bargaining and Privacy, Foundations courses have been developed for new managers and department heads, junior HR professionals, and executives looking to better understand an employer’s legal obligations in the workplace.

Learning format and materials

This course will be completed over 2 online sessions and will incorporate case studies to familiarize participants with the principles and application of prohibited discrimination and accommodation. Hypothetical scenarios will provide participants with the opportunity to apply their learnings. All attendees will be provided access to the presentation for 30 days, along with additional resource materials for on-the-job reference.

Who should attend?

This webinar is suitable for human resource professionals and members of management who may receive complaints of discrimination or requests for accommodation from subordinate employees. The workshop is relevant to both unionized and non-unionized workforces.


Kacey Krenn and Jaime Hoopes

If you are unable to attend live, registrants will receive access to the webinar recordings for 30 days. Sorry, no cancellations or refunds available.



  • Type Foundations Series
  • Date October 1 and 8, 2020
  • Time 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location Online (Pacific Daylight Time)
  • Cost $300 + GST per person


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