Forum: Accommodating Mental and Physical Disabilities in the Workplace
Calgary: June 12, 2013
The Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Human Resources Institute of Alberta are offering a breakfast forum for employers to discuss potential challenges in accommodating employees with physical and mental disabilities. The forum takes place in Calgary on June 12, 2013.
Janice Ashcroft, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals for the Alberta Human Rights Commission, will provide an overview of the duty to accommodate, including rights and responsibilities during all stages of the accommodation process. A panel of industry and agency experts will be available to address questions from the participants.
To learn more about the forum, see Accommodating Mental and Physical Disabilities in the Workplace (PDF). You can register online. For more information, call Jane Maze at 780-422-1924 in Edmonton. You can call toll-free from Alberta locations outside Edmonton. Registration is limited to 75 participants. Read about the Edmonton forum held on January 30, 2013 on the Events page.
See the spring 2013 workshop schedule
The public workshops are full-day sessions that will provide an overview of Alberta's human rights legislation, in addition to covering three main topics: "Respectful and Inclusive Workplaces," "Preventing Harassment in the Workplace" and "Duty to Accommodate."
"Respectful and Inclusive Workplaces" will help participants to:
- understand the employer's responsibility under current human rights legislation,
- understand the need to create a respectful and inclusive workplace, and
- develop strategies to create a respectful and inclusive environment for all employees.
"Preventing Harassment in the Workplace" will help participants understand:
- different types of harassment,
- the impact of harassment on the work environment,
- employer liability and responsibility in dealing with harassment, and
- how to create a respectful work environment free of harassment.
"Duty to Accommodate" will enable participants to:
- gain an understanding of the duty to accommodate and its application to the grounds protected under Alberta's human rights legislation,
- respond to requests for accommodation,
- understand the concept of undue hardship, and
- create inclusive workplaces that provide accommodation.
These workshops are available to the public and are particularly recommended for:
- business owners,
- executives, managers and supervisors,
- human resource specialists,
- union representatives, and
- anyone interested in learning more about human rights in the workplace.
The Human Resources Institute of Alberta has approved a maximum of 10 points towards the recertification of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation when attending a full day workshop.
Spring 2013 workshop schedule
The spring public workshop schedule is as follows:
For more information about workshops contact us.
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