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 30 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

Vancouver

When: December 2, 2020 (9:00 am to 9:30 am)
Where: Via Webinar (the URL link will be provided prior to the webinar)
Cost: $33 + GST (per person)

Registration

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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Instructors

Debbie Craig
Director, Labour Relations, BCPSEA

Debbie is a seasoned practitioner with 20 plus years of experience in the field of human resources and labour relations. Debbie has worked for crown corporations and various public sector environments. Debbie worked for many years with the City of Vancouver in various HR and LR roles, including working as the Director of Labour Relations. Debbie joined the Education Sector in 2007 as the Director of Labour Relations for the Surrey School District. Debbie spent 7 years in her role with Surrey Schools overseeing the correct interpretation/application of several collective agreements, grievance and arbitration work, investigating allegations of employee misconduct and harassment, as well as participating in collective bargaining processes. Debbie joined BCPSEA in April of 2017 as a Director of Labour Relations providing advice and support to several member school districts as well as overseeing BCPSEA’s Learning Series. Debbie has a degree in liberal arts and in business from Simon Fraser University.

Questions

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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