Episode 6: Family status accommodation and COVID-19

In episode 6 of the Canadian Employment and Labour Law podcast, our host Alison Walsh is joined by Cristina Wendel to discuss employers’ family status accommodation obligations under human rights legislation.

Covering topics such as:

  • Do employers have to accommodate an employee because they have chosen to enroll their child in online schooling?
  • What is the employers legal duty if an employee’s child cannot attend school?
  • Is an employer obligated to pay an employee while they are on a leave of absence?

Christina and Alison also give an overview of the issues that can potentially trigger an employer’s duty to accommodate in the context of family status.

If you have any questions regarding the content of this podcast, please contact Alison or Cristina.

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Cristina Wendel

About Cristina Wendel

Cristina Wendel practices employment and labour law from Dentons’ Edmonton office. Cristina advises and represents employers in all aspects of occupational health and safety matters, including day-to-day compliance, incident response, investigations and defending employers charged with occupational health and safety offences. She also represents federally and provincially regulated, unionized and non-unionized employers in a variety of employment and labour law matters such as wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards disputes, human rights issues, labour arbitrations and labour relations board proceedings.

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Alison Walsh

About Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh is a partner in Denton Canada LLP’s Edmonton Labour and Employment Group. Alison provides labour and employment advice to employers in both non-unionized and unionized settings on a variety of issues. Alison has appeared in the Provincial Court of Alberta and Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and has also represented employers in various other forums including Alberta Employment Standards hearings and the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

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