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Macro Questions about Microaggressions: When do they amount to harassment? Is discipline or education the appropriate response?

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ET



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Moderators


David Conway

Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Mediator
and Independent Counsel

Speakers


Megan Mah

Employer Counsel
Weirfoulds LLP
Tyler Boggs

Union counsel
Cavalluzo

Issues

Workplace microaggressions are subtle behaviours or comments that further marginalize individuals already facing systemic oppression. For an employer, it can be a complex endeavour to appropriately respond to microaggressions in the workplace. Tackling the issue, however, is necessary to combat the cumulative impacts that microaggressions can have on the physical and mental health of employees. In this webinar, leading experts will offer guidance on recognizing and reducing workplace microaggressions, including the following:

  • What gives rise to a microaggression? How do unconscious biases and prejudices shape our interactions with our colleagues?
  • Is there a legal standard for what constitutes a microaggression? When does a microaggression lead to workplace harassment?
  • What are the various categories of microaggressions and how are they evidenced in a workplace?
  • What is a behavioural, environmental, or verbal microaggression?
  • What are microassaults, microinsults, and microinvalidations?
  • Which protected classes of people are often affected by microaggressions?
  • How are employee productivity, retention, and attendance impacted by workplace microaggressions?
  • How should an employer address a microaggression? When is it appropriate to discipline an employee? When is it appropriate to train or educate an employee? What kinds of management techniques foster a workplace with fewer incidences of interpersonally oppressive behaviours?

Accreditation


HRPA Continuing Professional Development

This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours under Section A3 of the Recertification Log of the Human Resources Professionals Association.

  • This program has been approved by CPHR Alberta for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • This program has been approved by CPHR BC and Yukon for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • This program has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • This program has been approved by the Law Society of New Brunswick for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • This program has been approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • Members of the Law Society of Ontario may consider counting this program for 1.5 Substantive hours; 0 Professionalism hours.
  • Members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society may consider counting this program for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.

Additional Information

MATERIALS
Valuable, up-to-date materials and case summaries will be available for downloading from our website. Each webinar is accompanied by a PDF of concise summaries of the cases discussed.

REGISTRATION FEE
Live webinar, video, and MP3 bundle – $430
Live webinar – $265
Video and MP3 – $265
(Registrations must be paid in advance of the webinar)
Please contact us by email, or by phone at (416) 977-6618, for discount pricing for additional participants and group orders.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Webinar video and MP3 files are available for $265. Those who have purchased the live webinar may purchase the corresponding downloadable video and MP3 file for the discounted price of $165.

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