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Criminal Negligence at Work: Chilling Liabilities and Practical Strategies

Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Ten years have passed since Bill C-45 amended the Criminal Code to make it easier for organizations to be charged and convicted of criminal negligence, and to impose a new duty requiring every person directing the work of another, to take reasonable steps to prevent harm from that work. In that time, the OHS enforcement environment has changed profoundly. New health and safety requirements have been enacted, sentences imposed in relation to workplace accidents have reached new heights, and, in a series of high-profile cases, individuals and corporations have been charged and convicted of criminal negligence following workplace incidents. This increasingly complex and changing enforcement environment makes it crucial for organizations, managers, directors and officers to understand the risk of criminal negligence at work, and to implement proactive strategies to mitigate the risk of criminal prosecution and conviction into their programs for managing workplace safety risk.


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am Presentation and Q&A

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


This is an in-person seminar.


This seminar is complimentary.


This seminar has passed. Registration is closed.

For more information: 
Cassandra Patrick
+1 416 943 8976