Webinar: Understanding the Duty to Accommodate

Course Description

Accommodation is an equality concept that seeks to build inclusive environments respectful of the differences and the rights of a diverse society.

Human rights and accommodation in the workplace means doing our best to remove barriers so that all employees can fully participate at work regardless of their race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, marital or family status, political belief and/or criminal convictions (unrelated to their employment).

This interactive 45 minute webinar will introduce participants to:

  • basic human rights terminology and concepts with a particular focus on the "duty to accommodate" and "undue hardship";
  • what human rights law says and requires where duty to accommodate is concerned; and
  • the role and responsibilities that employers, unions and employees have in connection with accommodation processes in the workplace.

Upcoming Workshops


When: TBD
Where: Via Webinar (the Zoom link will be provided prior to the webinar)
Cost: $33 + GST (per person)


Space is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.  Please note, should there be insufficient enrollment to meet minimum requirements for a session, the webinar will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded.

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Alissa Perry
Senior Labour Relations Advisor, BCPSEA

Alissa Perry is a lawyer with experience representing employers at arbitration, providing strategic negotiation and grievance management advice, developing and delivering training, and managing investigations.  Prior to joining BCPSEA, Alissa provided labour relations and human resource services with a similar employers' organization in healthcare, and a large organization located in Calgary.  At BCPSEA, Alissa provides labour relations liaison advice and assistance to a group of school districts as well as contributing expertise and advice on a wide range of labour relations initiatives.


If you have any questions concerning the workshop, please contact Donna Verones by e-mail at donnav@bcpsea.bc.ca or by phone at 604.730.4501.

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