David Whitten

Accommodation and Attendance Management

Learn best practices for managing employee absences and accommodating when necessary

By developing and implementing sound policies and procedures that set out a process by which an employer will consider all reasonable requests for accommodation, an organization can protect itself from liability arising from its failing to implement proper accommodations.


Topics to be discussed include:


• Best practices for developing and implementing sound accommodation policies and procedures
• Accommodation in a unionized environment
• Establishing an effective advisory committee
• Setting out guidelines for conducting the accommodation process
• Preparing and documenting accommodation implementation and plans
• Privacy concerns when dealing with personal health information
• Case studies of organizational accommodation practices


PRESENTER: David Whitten, Whitten and Lublin Employment Lawyers


David Whitten is a founding partner of Whitten & Lublin, a Toronto-based employment law firm specializing in the strategic resolution of complex workplace issues and challenges for both employers and employees. He has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario and a range of tribunals, including: the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.


For private and public sector employers, he has provided knowledgeable counsel on a broad range of issues, including: workplace safety and insurance, employment standards, human rights, hiring, terminations, involuntary and voluntary buyouts and common law obligations in Canada.