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Accommodation in the Workplace – new seminar May 28, 2012

Published on April 11, 2012 by Donna Seale

For those of you itching to learn something new, I’d like to make you aware of an upcoming seminar that I’m participating in addressing recent developments on the law on reasonable accommodation in the workplace.  While the session is being jointly presented by the Law Society of Manitoba’s Equity Ombudsperson and the Manitoba Bar Association’s Constitutional/Human Rights Section and is generally targetted at lawyers, don’t let that hold you back from attending if you don’t happen to have a law degree in your background!  I’ve had non-lawyer clients attend this annual event in the past and they have always indicated that they enjoyed the sessions and came away with valuable information, never mind insight into how lawyers approach these critical issues (worth the price of admission alone!!).

Here’s the notice about this jam-packed session scheduled to be held at the Law Society of Manitoba on May 28th:

“Accommodation in the workplace is an ever evolving area of the law.  As a result, the Law Society and the Bar Association have teamed up to provide you with regular installments of this popular program reviewing current reasonable accommodation issues.  This year our experienced panel of practitioners will cover the following valuable topics:

  • Significant new cases in the area of reasonable accommodation;
  • New flexible workplace Employment Standards legislation;
  • Overview of the Manitoba Accessibility Advisory Council Act, and of major changes to the law in Ontario regarding businesses and accessibility;
  • Parental leave and family status;
  • Ethical issues for lawyers in human rights cases.

Register soon to ensure you don’t miss this relevant and informative session!”


Brenlee Carrington Trepel, Equity Ombudsperson, Law Society of Manitoba

Lisa Cupples, Justice Manitoba, Civil Legal Services


Aaron Berg, Justice Manitoba – Civil Legal Services

Kris Gibson, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP

Grant Mitchell, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Donna Seale, Donna M. Seale, B.A., LL.B


$135 plus GST for lawyers

$145 plus GST for non-members

$110 plus GST for students & MBA members (includes materials and refreshments)


Manitoba Members:  This program may be reported for up to 3.0 hours of eligible CPD credit hours, including .5 hour of Ethics, Practice Management or Professional Responsibility.

British Columbia & Saskatchewan Members:  This program is approved for 3.0 CPD credit hours.

Ontario Members: This program can be applied towards the 9 substantive Hours of CPD required by LSUC. Accreditation for .5 Professionalism hour pending.

Hope to see you there!


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Manitoba Human Rights Commission courses for 2012

Published on January 3, 2012 by Donna Seale

For those of you looking for learning opportunities in the New Year, I have managed to update my Seminars page which details the courses that I am scheduled to teach for the Manitoba Human Rights Commission in 2012.  In addition, if you click on the link I’ve provided on my Seminars page to the Commission’s Public Education information, you can see the whole list of great courses available in Winnipeg to, among others, employers, human resource professionals and union representatives taught not just by me but the Commission’s staff and legal counsel.  For those of you centered in Brandon and surrounding areas, here is a link to the Commission’s courses provided by Brandon-based staff.  The Commission now has a convenient online enrollment system making it even easier to sign up for the courses you have an interest in.

I will continue to update this page as I become engaged in other teaching events throughout the year.

And, if you ever have any course ideas, feel free to pass them along as I’m always looking to develop new courses that meet your specific wants and needs.


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