Accommodation and Mental Health Issues
There seems to be a rise, or at least a greater recognition, of mental health related issues in the workplace. Whether it is a colleague suffering from depression, or a person with a mental illness or addiction trying to get a job, there is often a stigma that is hard to overcome. Unfortunately, mental illness is still a taboo subject in our society and our workplaces, which can leave people with mental health disabilities and addictions feeling marginalized and isolated.
Fear, poor communication or simply not knowing the rights and responsibilities of both the employer and the employee all influence how we deal with the issue in the workplace.
In this webinar, Diane Wintermute, a staff lawyer with ARCH Disability Law Centre, will examine the issue of mental health and employment. Her focus will be on the rights of an employee, and will be of great use to you as a legal professional in your own firm or when advising either an employee or employer as a client.
Presenter: Dianne Wintermute
Recording from Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. for 60 minutes.
This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism content in Ontario. Approved CPD in British Columbia and New Brunswick.
Legal professionals in all other provinces to determine if content qualifies for their requirements.