Duty to Accommodate & Return to Work
April 24, 2024 at 4:00 PM PST Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4
IN Person at the Maritime Labour Centre
This overview of the duty to accommodate as it arises in employment uses the BC Human Rights Code as a starting point and reviews the concepts of discrimination, equality, and the legal and historical framework for the development of the concept of ‘accommodation’. It examines the scope of duty to accommodate: the process of establishing a prima facie case of discrimination and the process of defending against such a prima facie case. Emphasizing the accommodation of disabilities , the course reviews the concept of disability,; the procedural and substantive aspects of the duty to accommodate, the role of medical information in the process and the obligations of the Employer, the Union and the accommodation-seeker.
Facilitator: Jody Berry