Wed, December 2, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Online – Zoom Meeting, a link will be shared with the registration confirmation email
Workshop Registration Fee:
This workshop is free to attend
Are you an arts organization or creative entrepreneur who has employees? Do you have an up-to-date Respectful Workplace Policy? In Newfoundland and Labrador, new provincial workplace regulations came into effect on January 1, 2020, that mandate all employers to develop, implement and maintain a written harassment prevention plan to address “workplace harassment”.
On Wednesday, December 2, Labour and Employment Lawyer Brittany Keating of McInnes Cooper Law Firm will lead a workshop that outlines the new legislative requirements and provide general tips and guidelines on what a harassment prevention plan should include, with special consideration being given to arts organizations’ needs and concerns.
This introductory workshop will cover the following, among other critical pieces of information:
– The legal definition of harassment
– What does and doesn’t constitute harassment
– What a respectful workplace policy is, what it does, and what it must include
– Review of the new legislative requirements
– Reporting procedures and investigation requirements/considerations
– Consequences for not having a policy (legal and cultural implications)
Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating an outdated policy, this workshop is an excellent opportunity to get caught up on the new workplace regulations to protect yourself, your employees, volunteers and the community you serve.
This workshop is intended to give participants the building blocks to start the policy themselves and/or revise and update their existing policy to reflect their particular workplace and comply with provincial regulations.
There will be opportunities to ask questions. This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. A link to the event will be shared with your registration confirmation email.
Brittany Keating, Lawyer
Brittany is a management-side labour and employment lawyer at McInnes Cooper. She regularly provides employers advice on workplace matters such as human rights, wrongful dismissal, discipline and termination, and drafting employment contracts and workplace policies. Brittany has represented employers in a number of workplace disputes before the courts, grievance arbitrators, and the human rights commission.
McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest business law firms in Canada, serving clients across North America and abroad from six offices in the Atlantic provinces. McInnes Cooper offers its clients a wide range of legal services in areas such as labour and employment law, immigration, civil litigation, banking and financial services, corporate and commercial law, municipal law, and real estate.