APSA Events and Workshops

Learning never stops. We're here to help with that. From leadership training to learning how to speak up for yourself, we offer workshops for your professional development. All workshops are FREE to attend for both continuing and temporary APSA members.

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      Feb 20
      Halpern Centre Room 114, Burnaby

      Accommodating Employees with Disabilities

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      • Employers have a legal duty to accommodate employees with disabilities
      • The steps an employer must take to accommodate a disabled employee depends on the situation
      • Complaints about an employers’ failure to accommodate a disabled employee are among the most common cases brought to the BC Human Rights Tribunal

      In this 3-hour interactive workshop, an experienced human rights lawyer will help you understand your legal rights and obligations.

      Topics covered include:

      • Legal concepts including the “duty to accommodate” and “undue hardship”
      • How a human rights complaint proceeds
      • Tips for creating an accommodation plan
      • How to know if you’ve met your duty to accommodate – the “undue hardship” standard
      • The duty to inquire about an employee’s disability and needs
      • Creating and maintaining an accessible and inclusive workplace


      Laura TrackLaura Track is a lawyer and educator in CLAS’s Human Rights Clinic. She advocates on behalf of people who have experienced discrimination and assists, complainants, to navigate BC’s human rights process. Laura also has a keen interest in making legal knowledge accessible. She delivers workshops and presentations to a wide variety of audiences to help people understand their human rights and comply with their legal obligations.