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Handling Complex Attendance, Mental Health & Accommodation Issues

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Every employer has the obligation to provide “an accommodation” up to the point of undue hardship for employees who have a disability or family status matters. Dealing with these issues is often difficult, but the consequences can be severe if mishandled. Spotty worker attendance is typically the first sign that indicates a problem is about to surface requiring accommodation. In this session, we will explore the handling of poor worker attendance, its impact on the need to accommodate as well as the discipline and termination process. Additionally, we will examine the key legislation that impacts mental health and mental illness and the appropriate process for handling an accommodation. You’ll understand your responsibilities in maintaining a respectful workplace which supports, promotes, and accommodates mental health for creating a more inclusive and responsive work environment.

Who Should Attend?

This session is highly applicable to anyone in a leadership or supervisory role who may need to manage poor employee attendance, and who needs to know how to manage attendance programs linked to accommodation requests including dealing with workplace mental health and illness.

 How you’ll benefit:

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between culpable and non-culpable absenteeism
  • Examine the various leaves impacting attendance
  • Examine the accommodation process including the employer’s “duty to inquire”
  • Navigate the fine line between job performance, accommodation and giving employee discipline
  • Explore employees’ rights to accommodation with stress and mental health disabilities
  • Examine the steps in creating the psychologically safe workplace

What’s our Approach?

 No endless PowerPoint presentations here. We use interactive approaches geared to your learning style, plus lots of discussion and learning from each other. The result is a learning environment that is fun, and has immediate transfer to the work environment.

 Who is your facilitator?

Vern Belos is a human resource specialist and professional workplace facilitator who trains managers and leaders with practical perspectives on today’s demanding HR issues.  He provides advisory and consulting in the area of emotional intelligence and the psychologically safe and respectful workplace. Vern holds a master’s degree in law from Osgoode Hall Law School, a masters in human resources, and doctorate in organizational development. He is a Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor.

Duration: 1 day (9:00-4:00 pm)

Locations: Loyalist College

Investment: $459 + HST per person.

Contact: Email Melanie Roy mroy@loyalistcollege.com or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2480 for questions.

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