Construction Law: Duty to Accommodate

There are many reasons why the Duty to Accommodate (DtA) can be triggered, the requirements of which will literally be different in every case – making the DtA  a moving target in terms of knowing what to do, how to do it, and why in some cases. This session outlines the DtA triggers;  where reasonable accommodations must be made; why the employer has a “right” to discriminate; what constitutes a bona fide and reasonable cause; and when “to the point of undue hardship” is met.


For more information about the series of Construction Law sessions: Construction Law Breakfast Series 2017-2018


The session is ideal for: Management, owners, procurement professionals, project managers, human resource professionals and supervisors.


Facilitator: Rob Olson, Partner, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Rob’s practice is focused in the area of Labour and Employment. He has significant experience in unionized workplaces, and acts primarily for employers, but also unions and employees, and does independent workplace investigations, thereby providing a unique advantage for clients.  He also handles Pension Law issues for clients, in addition to advising and defending employers in Workplace Safety and Health inspections, investigations, and charges.

Rob is also very experienced in assisting clients with matters before human rights commissions and labour boards, providing advice, preparing written submissions, and appearing as counsel in a variety of cases. In addition to his labour and employment practice, Rob also provides advice to clients in workplace, safety and health matters, and has appeared before a variety of administrative tribunals and Government Inquests and Inquiries, particularly in matters involving Health Law.

Rob works closely with human resource professionals in all workplace matters, including investigation of workplace harassment, discrimination, and other respectful workplace issues. His invaluable experience in providing representation on both sides of varied workplace matters provides Rob with a unique capacity to serve as a neutral investigator in a wide range of workplace investigations.

  • February 9, 2018
    8:30 am - 11:00 am


Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

1447 Waverley St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 0P7