RavenLaw Lawyers Presenting at Lancaster House “Human Rights and Labour Law” Conference

Andrew Raven, Andrew Astritis and Ella Forbes-Chilibeck will be presenting at the Lancaster House “Human Rights and Labour Law” Conference, being held in Ottawa from September 30 to October 1, 2015.

Andrew Raven will be presenting on September 30, 2015 on “The Supreme Court’s Decision on the Right to Strike: The practical implications”. The expert panel discussion will discuss the Supreme Court’s rationale in the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour case, which affirmed constitutional protection for the right to strike in Canada, and will explore the implications of this decision for labour and management.

Andrew Astritis will be presenting as part of an expert panel on “Psychological Injuries at Work: Untangling thorny issues of causation and compensation” on October 1, 2015. The panel will examine the different tests applied by workers’ compensation boards in determining benefit entitlement for compensation claims for mental stress and psychological injuries, and the appropriateness of seeking redress for psychological harm arising from workplace trauma in other forums, such as grievance arbitration, human rights tribunals, or the courts.

Ella Forbes-Chilibeck will be part of an expert panel in September 29, 2015, leading a workshop on “Attendance Management: Reducing absenteeism, accommodating disabilities”. The workshop will canvass a range of important issues in the area of when an employee has attendance issues relating to a disability.

More information on the conference is available here.