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Lerners LLP hosts 2nd Annual Legal Human Resources Seminar

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Lerners LLP hosts 2nd Annual Legal Human Resources Seminar

Following a successful inaugural event last year, Lerners LLP will host the 2nd Annual Legal Human Resources (HR) Seminar on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 7:30am to 9:00am at the London Club. Four of the firm’s employment law lawyers, including myself, will present on topical legal issues that will be of interest to business owners and HR professionals. Below is a rundown of what to expect:

Paul Brooks will discuss the latest case law on resignation, constructive dismissal, and cause for dismissal. Can an employee sue for wrongful termination after resigning? What does the law consider to be just causes for dismissal? How is constructive dismissal different from dismissal with/without cause?

Joe Masterson will cover an employer’s duty to accommodate and frustration of the employment contract, which are relevant, for example, in dealing with an employee’s medical leave of absence.

George Hamzo will address this year’s hot-button topic of cannabis in the workplace. George has already co-authored a couple of blog posts about the Cannabis Act: Does an employee have a duty to disclose medical cannabis use to an employer? and Can I use recreational cannabis in the workplace?

Finally, I will speak about a recent landmark case from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal on discriminatory hiring practices on the basis of citizenship. For a teaser, check out my blog post on this issue here: Discrimination in Hiring Practices Based on Citizenship.

Seminar admission (including breakfast) is free. To RSVP, please contact Christine Hewton at or 519.672.4131 ext. 5327.