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Friday, November 9, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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Human rights in the workplace roundtable at Northern Lights College

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“Workplaces are increasingly diverse and employers are now faced with the task of accommodating different cultures, religions and disabilities in their workforce,” the local Chamber of Commerce said in a written statement. “This session will focus on employers’ obligations under the B.C. Human Rights Code and the challenging topics of the Duty to Accommodate and Undue Hardship in particular.”

The chamber adds, “Canadian workplaces are increasingly becoming diverse, and with these changes, employers are faced with the task of accommodating different cultures, religions and disabilities in their workforce.”

Litigation lawyer David Brown is the guest speaker for the night. Brown is a lawyer with the Kelowna law firm Pushor Mitchell LLP and practises primarily in the areas of employment and immigration law.

He has appeared before Provincial, Superior and Appeal Courts, as well as before Human Rights Tribunals, Labour and Employment Boards and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunals.

Light food will be served, as well as time allocated for networking.

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The session is being held tomorrow, November 6, at the Northern Lights College Fort St. John campus, running  4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

A $20 registration fee is applied, and while pre-registration is preferred, one most likely won’t be turned down at the door if they just show up on a whim.

“This Roundtable is open to all in the HR and business community.”

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