Bullying behaviour is a serious problem that can have damaging effects for the workplace, not to mention lost productivity and potential legal headaches for employers, and it’s becoming a target for legislators. Is your organization doing all it should be to prevent this type of behaviour? Do you know what to do if it crops up in your workplace?
This webinar will explore the following topics:
•The legislative landscape in Canada for addressing workplace discrimination and bullying\
•An employer’s obligation to prevent discrimination and harassment
•How to conduct an effective workplace investigation
•Dealing with the aftermath- how to move forward after an investigation has concluded
•Practical tips for preventing workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying
This webinar provides 1.5 recertification points.
PRESENTERS: Katherine Ford and Carissa Tanzola, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Katherine Ford is an employment lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP in Toronto providing advice to employers across the country. Among her areas of particular focus are collective bargaining, employee relations, employment contracts, employment standards, arbitration, human rights, mediation, privacy and wrongful dismissal.
Katherine is a Member-at-Large of the National Labour and Employment Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and a member of the Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Constitutional Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Young Lawyers) and the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is also a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
Katherine has written and lectured extensively for and at industry and client seminars on a variety of employment and labour issues.
Carissa Tanzola represents management in many areas of employment and labour law. Her areas of expertise include: Occupational Health and Safety; Workplace Safety and Insurance; Disability Management; Human Rights; Ontario Labour Relations Board Proceedings; Construction Labour Relations; Employment Standards; Wrongful Dismissal Litigation; Grievance Arbitration, and Management Training.
Carissa is currently serving as a Member-At-Large for the Labour and Employment Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association Executive. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and conducts workshops and seminars relating to employment and labour issues.