25 2021

Reach Canada: Remote Work and the Duty to Accommodate

As COVID-19 restrictions ease across the province, employers are increasingly looking towards a hybrid model of return to in-person work. Join Reach Canada and Ottawa employment lawyer, Chris Rootham for a discussion on an employer’s duty to accommodate, how COVID-19 has changed attitudes and increased opportunities for remote work, and what implications these changes to remote work can have on people living with disabilities. The session will explore how a person with a disability can request an accommodation to work in person or from home.

Chris Rootham is a partner with Nelligan Law, and practises in the Labour Law and Employment Law groups. He advises employees and trade unions in issues related to labour, constitutional law, administration, privacy, and personal information. Chris currently co-teaches the Employment Law course at the University of Ottawa. He has also taught and lectured on labour and employment law generally, and in the public sector more generally. He is the author of Federal Public Sector Labour and Employment Law.

Registration for this event is free, but please consider making a contribution to Reach to support access to justice for people with disabilities. A charitable receipt will be provided for all contributions of $20 or greater. Visit reach.ca to donate. Reach Legal Education sessions are made possible with the generous support of the Ottawa Community Foundation.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvd-Cupj8qGtx3equJv1yF8Ntazm9mitDZ