Employment Law Training

As employment lawyers, we assist our clients in the development of respect at work, harassment, and anti-discrimination policies and training programs.  We have worked closely with clients who have operations in Ontario to help bring their harassment policies in line with Bill 168 and we have developed training programs in satisfaction of these legislative requirements. We have also worked with clients across Canada to develop and deliver training programs that meet legislative and policy-driven requirements relating to their region.

We provide statutory compliance training with respect to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Bill 168, human rights issues, and occupational health and safety.

We are also available to create, or to review and make changes to your existing policies, in the following areas:

  • Bill 168
  • AODA
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Respect at work
  • Harassment and violence
  • Discrimination
  • Accommodation
  • Overtime and hours of work
  • Social media
  • Respectful use of technology/internet use
  • Privacy policies
  • Vacation policies

Once your policy is in place, we can train staff at all levels on your policies to ensure compliance. Before we begin, we’ll sit down with you to understand your needs and tailor a program to meet them. Want us to come to your office? We can do that. Want us to train a whole department or work group? We can do that. Would you prefer that we host the course online or through a teleseminar? We can do that too.

Our training programs have been designed by experts in employment law and developed specifically for human resources professionals and managers. Whether you’re looking to meet your legal obligations in employee training or to be proactive to avoid problems down the line, our customized programs will raise your understanding of potential employment law issues and give you the skills you need to apply that knowledge to your own workplace.

All of our programs are interactive, engaging and practical. They will be delivered in a way that engages the audience, addresses different learning styles, and makes sometimes complicated legal concepts easy to understand.

Please contact us to find out how we can customize a training session for your company.

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

October 25 - 26, in Toronto. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

November 14 - 16, in Vancouver. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Interviewing and Dealing with Difficult Witnesses

November 17, in Vancouver. How Do I Get the Best Evidence? This course is for you if you strive to be a more effective interviewer in your workplace investigations.  After exploring many of the investigative interview techniques currently being utilized, participants will be provided with an interview model best suited to co...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

December 05 - 07, in Calgary. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

December 12 - 14, in Toronto. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Workplace Bystander Intervention Training

March 07, in Toronto. In this half-day session, participants will learn about the importance of bystanders in creating healthy and inclusive workplaces along with the underlying workplace dynamics that keep victims from speaking up and making complaints about harassment, discrimination and bullying in the workplace. In a...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

April 10 - 12, in Toronto. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

April 24 - 25, in Winnipeg. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Investigating Complex Cases

May 02, in Toronto. What Do I Do Now? Have you ever been stopped in your tracks during an investigation? Or have you ever known that you have to do some form of investigation, but the traditional model doesn’t seem to suit?  Then this course is for you. We look at some unusual starting points for investigations, as ...

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Beyond the Nuclear Family: Accommodating Family Status in the Workplace

May 03, in Toronto. Families have evolved beyond the traditional model of one breadwinner and one full-time caregiver. Caregiving demands have increased, which can have significant effects in the workplace. Family status is a protected human right. This course will provide a framework to assist managers and HR professi...

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Math for HR Professionals

May 08, in Toronto. As HR professionals, your focus is on managing people. However, numbers and calculations will inevitably creep into the job description, whether it be in the form of calculating bonus pay, withholdings, vacation/holiday pay, severance entitlements or overtime. For anyone who dreads the daily grind w...

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Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context

May 11, in Calgary. Workplace investigations in the university and college context are unique. Investigators are frequently confronted with faculty to faculty complaints, the challenges of students as witnesses and complainants, as well as anonymous complaints. These unique situations demand a high level of specialized...

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Conducting Workplace Assessments

June 20, in Toronto. Have you ever wondered how you can address issues in the workplace before a formal complaint has been made? Do you struggle to connect with and gather information from your employees about their concerns? Are you interested in a proactive approach to identifying the root cause of conflicts and issue...