Discipline Versus Accommodation: A step-by-step guide to dealing with disability-related misconduct

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Event date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 (All day)
Name of Organization: 
Lancaster House
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario

Workshop summary

Various types of disabilities, including substance dependency and mental health disabilities, may cause employees to "break the rules". Employers and unions face a host of challenging issues in cases of disability-related misconduct. Can an employee be dismissed for conduct caused, in whole or in part, by a disability? How should accommodations be implemented in order to assist the disabled employee while ensuring workplace safety and minimizing the risk of future incidents?

This interactive workshop will explore a range of legal issues in this area and provide practical guidance to employer and union representatives who must respond to disability-related misconduct.