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Canadian Lawyer: Employment Law Masterclass West
Employers have a duty to accommodate employee needs when they stem from one or more prohibited grounds of discrimination, particularly in the area of human rights and mental health. These types of concerns should be handled carefully and empathetically, as they are not as easily detectable as harassment or bullying. The pandemic continues to impact the workplace, which means employers must stay up to date on their responsibilities to employees who request accommodation. Panelists discuss:
  • the boundaries included in human rights, as outlined in the Code, and mental health accommodation duties
  • employers’ duty to address and accommodate mental health obligations
  • the types of HR and mental health accommodations employers are facing