Alberta Human Rights Information Service April 23, 2014

Upcoming employer forum: Navigating the Medical Information Maze (Calgary, May 6, 2014)

It's not too late to register for this upcoming employer forum!

The Alberta Human Rights Commission, together with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, is offering a breakfast forum for employers to discuss the potential challenges in obtaining employee medical information and to identify some of the issues that arise when medical information is involved. This is the second session in the Duty to Accommodate employer forum series, and it takes place in Calgary on May 6, 2014.

Janice Ashcroft, QC, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals for the Alberta Human Rights Commission, and Darrell Peterson, Senior Legal Counsel for Enbridge Pipelines Inc., will provide the human rights framework under which medical information may be requested. Participants will discuss common scenarios that many companies face and will develop an understanding of their rights and obligations regarding employee medical information.

To learn more about the forum, see Navigating the Medical Information Maze (PDF). You can register online.

Watch for the upcoming employer forum Family Status Accommodation and Compassionate Care Leave to be offered in Calgary in fall 2014.


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