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Human Rights and the Duty to Accommodate

13 April 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

As an employer, what is your duty to accommodate?

When it comes to employees with chronic health disabilities or family obligations, employers need to be mindful of their duty to accommodate.

This presentation will cover the proactive steps employers need to take to ensure they are properly accommodating employees’ needs to avoid future litigation, while ensuring they are protecting their organizations’ interests. In particular, we will review:

  • The duty to accommodate in the workplace
  • Accommodating employees on return from extended leaves of absence
  • When and how to seek medical information from employees
  • Best practices and practical tips


Kelsey Wheelhouse~

is an employment, labour and human rights lawyer at Davidson Lawyers.

Kelsey provides guidance on workplace issues such as drafting employment contracts, performance and attendance management, wrongful dismissals, human rights and the duty to accommodate, workplace investigations, and statutory compliance (both provincially and federally).

Kelsey was born and raised in Vernon and is thrilled to be practicing law at the law firm her grandmother worked at sixty-years ago (as a legal assistant for Neil Davidson). Kelsey is as unique as her clients, and she developed her passion for litigation while working as a judicial law clerk for the Provincial Court of Alberta.


13 April 2022
11:30 am - 12:30 pm