P.E.I. Public Service Commission invites you to join us for the Fall 2017 Labour Relations Training Program delivered by McInnes Cooper. Each session will take place at:
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: The Sage Room, 40 Burns Avenue, Charlottetown
Join us for any or all of these practical labour relations training sessions:
November 8, 2017 | Duty to Accommodate in Emerging Areas
Under the Human Rights Act and the Collective Agreement, the Employer has a duty to accommodate its Employees to enable them to fulfill their duties despite any disability or “differences” they may have. While physical disabilities are more often obvious when it comes to the duty to accommodate, this session will focus on the less obvious. We will cover the basics of an employer’s duty to accommodate as it applies in the following emerging areas:
- Family Status. How to identify and properly assess requests for accommodation based on “family status”, and what information employers are entitled to demand.
- Mental Health. What an employer’s obligations are to accommodate stress, anxiety, and depression, in addition to identifying and properly assessing requests for accommodation.
- Medical Marijuana. Distinguishing between medical marijuana use and recreational use, and the obligation to accommodate an employee’s medical marijuana use as balanced against safety issues.
November 29, 2017 | Harassment in the Workplace: On-line and Off-line
Bullying and harassment have numerous negative effects on the workplace, including reduced performance, poor attendance, a toxic or dysfunctional work environment, and increased employee turnover. With the ever increasing use of social media and cell phones, addressing workplace harassment has become even more difficult and complicated.
In this session, you will learn how to recognize harassment in the workplace – as it occurs both online and off-line. We will also cover preventative measures that can be taken to guard against employee-on-employee harassment (both on-line and off-line), and how to properly investigate harassment and bullying in the workplace. We will also cover the applicable workplace policies along with range of discipline for harassing behavior.
December 6, 2017 | Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace
Mental health issues can have a profound impact on the workplace, and can contribute to poor productivity and increased absenteeism. Despite increased awareness into the importance of mental health, it remains an area of confusion and uncertainty for many employers. Adding to the confusion is the fact that stress, anxiety, and depression are often not readily apparent or obvious to the naked eye. In this session, we will discuss mental health and wellness in the workplace, the role of wellness and proactive measures, how to properly identify mental health issues, ways we can be improve mental health in the workplace, and how to accommodate stress, anxiety, and depression in our workforce.
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