FWTA Webinar/Seminar: Best Practices in Disability Management

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti, L&E Global’s member firm in Canada, is pleased to invite you to an upcoming webinar/seminar on “Best Practices in Disability Management” on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

The Webinar is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., local time in Toronto – Eastern Standard Time (UTC-05:00).

  • To register for the online webinar via Webex, please click HERE.

If you plan to attend in person, the seminar will take place at FWTAs Toronto office at 333 Bay Street, Suite 2500, Toronto. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m. followed by the presentation from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m, local time.

RSVP by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd:

About the Topic

It is well-known that Ontario employers deal with complex duties and obligations when managing an employee with a disability. An employer’s failure to properly manage employees with disabilities may result in a number of potential liabilities, including grievances, civil actions, and complaints made pursuant to human rights legislation.

In this session, we will offer an in-depth look at two issues that commonly arise in the disability management process. We will address the following:

(1) How to appropriately conduct disability management meetings. Who should be present and what should be discussed? What is an appropriate way to ask for additional medical information about an employee’s disability, or to establish a return to work plan, during such a meeting? When, if ever, will communication with an employee regarding medical information be considered discrimination or harassment?

(2) How to approach an employee’s refusal to agree to or follow a return to work plan. What rights and responsibilities do employers and employees have in this situation? Must an employee at least try to follow the terms included in a return to work plan? When, if ever, can an employer discipline an employee for such reluctance or refusal?


If you require more information regarding the seminar, please email seminars@filion.on.ca or contact Joseph Granato, Communications Manager at L&E Global at joseph.granato@leglobal.org.