Accommodating Employees with Disabilities
Location: Halpern Centre Room 114, Burnaby
Date(s): Thursday February 20th, 2020 1:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm
Recurring: No

Accommodating Employees with Disabilities

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  • Employers have a legal duty to accommodate employees with disabilities
  • The steps an employer must take to accommodate a disabled employee depends on the situation
  • Complaints about an employers’ failure to accommodate a disabled employee are among the most common cases brought to the BC Human Rights Tribunal

In this 3-hour interactive workshop, an experienced human rights lawyer will help you understand your legal rights and obligations.

Topics covered include:

  • Legal concepts including the “duty to accommodate” and “undue hardship”
  • How a human rights complaint proceeds
  • Tips for creating an accommodation plan
  • How to know if you’ve met your duty to accommodate – the “undue hardship” standard
  • The duty to inquire about an employee’s disability and needs
  • Creating and maintaining an accessible and inclusive workplace


Laura TrackLaura Track is a lawyer and educator in CLAS’s Human Rights Clinic. She advocates on behalf of people who have experienced discrimination and assists, complainants, to navigate BC’s human rights process. Laura also has a keen interest in making legal knowledge accessible. She delivers workshops and presentations to a wide variety of audiences to help people understand their human rights and comply with their legal obligations.