The Human Rights Side of the Pandemic

18 Jun @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST

The swiftness of the pandemic of COVID-19 has focused our attention on measures to stop the spread and protect workers ands citizens around the world. But it should be remembered that human rights legislation remains at play.

While governments and businesses have been called by public health authorities to respond to the pandemic with unprecedented measures, such measures often raised human rights concerns. This is all the more true now that organizations prepare to gradually reopen. Employers need to be aware that many of the decisions affecting their employees involve human rights considerations, from order of recall of laid-off employees, to requests for leaves.

Join Raquel Chisholm and Carolyn Dunlop as they explore the various human rights aspects of managing employees during the pandemic, including:

  • Is COVID-19 considered a “disability” under human rights legislation?
  • What is perceived disability?
  • The “family status” discrimination component of COVID-19
  • How to determine “undue hardship” in a COVID-19 world
  • and more…


  • This event is accredited for 0.75 CPD hours for HRPA members.
  • This event qualifies for 0.75 substantive hours of the CPD requirement of the LSO.
  • To receive your accreditation, you must attend the webinar online, not by telephone.



18 Jun @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST




Emond Harnden





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