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Disability and Absenteeism Management

Labour, Employment & Human Rights Group, Environmental, Health and Safety Prevention Services, Occupational Health and Safety & Workers Compensation Group
Where 333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Managing workplace absenteeism is one of the most difficult human resources issues facing employers today. Employers who fail to properly manage absenteeism expose their organization to a myriad of liabilities, including union grievances, complaints of human rights violations, and even regulatory investigation and/or prosecution.

Fasken Martineau can help your organization minimize its exposure to these issues by advising you in relation to the implementation and maintenance of effective workplace strategies and policies aimed at minimizing absenteeism, and the proper management of those cases that could potentially develop into much larger problems.

This half-day course was designed specifically to assist human resource and loss control managers and OHS professionals. It includes a review of some of the most effective management strategies for the promotion and management of employee attendance in addition to practical guidance that has been designed to help you and your organization avoid the many pitfalls associated with excessive absenteeism.

Seminar topics include:

  • Employment standards rules relating to attendance management
  • Preventing H1N1 absenteeism risk
  • Specific issues pertaining to managing absenteeism in unionized workplaces
  • Human rights law, absenteeism and the duty to accommodate
  • Workers' compensation issues associated with attendance management
  • Practical strategies for reducing employee absenteeism for managers and employers


  • Half-day


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Program

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.


Human resource managers, loss control managers, health and safety professionals, and managers and supervisors.


This is an in-person course.


The cost of this seminar is $195 plus HST per registrant.

For more information

Cassandra Patrick
+1 416 943 8976