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Human Rights Back to Basics; The Continuing Shift in What Constitutes Discrimination and the Associated Risks

Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group Webinar
When (ET)


As society’s understanding of and appreciation for human rights continues to develop and evolve, so does the legal landscape relating to human rights protections for individuals, and correspondingly, the associated risk to organizations.

In this presentation, we will review the continuing shift in approach of Courts and Tribunals in assessing what constitutes discrimination and when organizations will be liable for discrimination. This will include a discussion about recent cases relating to sub-conscious bias and unintentional discrimination as well as family status discrimination. We will also examine how the concept of “welcomeness” in harassment cases has changed to reflect society’s understanding of what is and is not appropriate in the workplace and correspondingly when such conduct constitutes discrimination. Join us to understand what more is expected of both organizations and individuals as a result of the evolving understanding of individual and systemic discrimination.


  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET / 9:00 am - 10:30 am PT Webinar and Q&A


In-house legal counsel (broadly), human resources professionals, legal directors/teams, people/team managers, senior leadership


This webinar is complimentary 

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1.5Hours Available Via Webinar
This program is eligible for up to 1.5 Substantive Hours with the Law Society of Ontario.

This program contains 1.5 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded with the LSBC and is titled “Human Rights Back to Basics; The Continuing Shift in What Constitutes Discrimination and the Associated Risks - September 2023”. It is available for claiming through your LSBC Member Portal.

A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contact

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329