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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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.
About Alison Walsh
Alison Walsh is a partner in Dentons Canada LLP’s Employment and Labour group. She provides strategic and practical advice on all areas affecting the employment relationship. Alison assists her clients on sensitive workplace matters including workplace discrimination and harassment complaints, conducts workplace investigations, and provides support to employers conducting internal investigations. In addition, Alison regularly represents employers in all areas of labour and employment litigation, including wrongful dismissal matters, human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations and unfair competition claims.