Human Rights & Equity Teleconnects
Teleconnects are offered over the course of the year addressing key issues in ONA members’ workplaces in the areas of discrimination, harassment and accommodation. All ONA members are entitled to participate. Registration information is e-mailed to Bargaining Unit Presidents, Local Coordinators and Human Rights and Equity Reps about one month prior to the teleconnect. This information is also posted on the ONA website on this page.
The format includes an education session followed by a question-and-answer period for participants to raise specific issues. The presentation PowerPoint slides and other related materials are available for members to download after each teleconnect.
In 2014, the Human Rights and Equity Teleconnects will be held on January 22, May 21 and September 30. The topics will be determined closer to the dates.
January 22, 2014: The Essential 40-minute Human Rights Refresher
Dealing with numerous and complex forms of discrimination and harassment can feel like an overwhelming challenge. This session will review how to identify human rights issues in your workplace, how various concepts are defined by human rights adjudicators, and how to better understand the duty to accommodate disability, creed or family status. The teleconnect is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
To register, send your name and ONA ID to email@example.com
Document Download: The Essential 40-minute Human Rights Refresher
Document Download: Mise à jour essentielle de 40 minutes sur les droits de la personne
Past Teleconnect: September 26, 2013: Human Rights Investigations: Nothing but the Truth?
This teleconnect provided an overview of human rights investigations and offer practical advice on managing the process. Learn what to do, what to ask and what to avoid.
Document Download: PowerPoint Slides, September 26, 2013
Document Download: Human Rights & Equity Scenario, September 26, 2013
Document Download:Please Post Memo, Human Rights and Equity Teleconnect, September 26, 2013
Téléchargement du document : Le jeudi 26 septembre 2013; De 19 h 30 à 20 h 45; Enquêtes sur les droits de la personne : Rien que la vérité?
Questions? Email: registerHRE@ona.org
Past Teleconnect: June 25, 2013: Why do Employers want to rush you back to work following a WSIB injury or illness?
Al Bieksa, Director of Training Services from the Occupational Disability Response Team, provided an overview of experience rating – a program where an employer can earn either lump sum refunds or surcharges based on their individual accident performance. He explained how some employers have avoided surcharges and explain why employers push an early return to work, a strategy that often results in increased recurrence rates and further increases the duration of a WSIB claim that affects their experience rating.
Document Download: PowerPoint presentation: why do employers want to rush you back to work following a WSIB injury or illness?
Document Download: Why do employers want to rush you back to work following a WSIB injury or illness?
Téléchargement du document : Pourquoi les employeurs veulent que vous retourniez rapidement au travail à la suite d’une blessure ou d’une maladie reconnue par la Commission de la sécurité professionnelle et de l’assurance contre les accidents du travail (CSPAAT)?
Past Teleconnect: February, 13, 2013: Personal Harassment and the Law
This teleconnect provided an overview of the relevant legislative and contractual provisions regarding bullying and personal harassment and reviewed recent case law examining the workplace harassment and violence provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Document Download: Personal Harassment and the Law PowerPoint Presentation
Document Download: Please Post Memo, Personal Harassment and the Law
Téléchargement du document : Le harcelement personnel et la loi
Past Teleconnect: Is Ageism Affecting Your Workplace?
Understanding and Respecting Generational Differences Among Healthcare Professionals
This teleconnect was based, in part, on a research study conducted by the Canadian Federation of Nurses with the goal of creating mutual understanding and respect among the diverse generations of nurses.
|Document Download||PowerPoint Presentation: Understanding and Respecting Generational Differences Among Healthcare Professionals - ONA Human Rights & Equity Teleconnect - September 11, 2012|
|Document Download||Resource materials: Understanding and Respecting Generational Differences among Healthcare Professionals - ONA Human Rights & Equity Teleconnect - September 11, 2012|
Past Teleconnect: Tuesday, June 19: Putting the Brakes on Attendance Management: What is Permissible?
ONA Human Rights and Equity Vice President Andy Summers moderated this teleconnect. Pauline Lefebvre-Hinton, HR&E Specialist and Colin Johnson, Litigation Team Leader provided an overview of the many aspects of employer’s attendance management programs as well as the principles and case law underlying these programs.
Document Download: PowerPoint Presentation: Putting the Brakes on Attendance Management Programs.
Document Download: Please Post Memo: Teleconnect: Putting on the Brakes on Attendance Management
Past Teleconnect: Bullying in the Workplace
This teleconnect provided an understanding of the destructive phenomenon of bullying in the workplace and how the union can assist members experiencing bullying in their respective bargaining units.
Past Teleconnect: Understanding the Duty to Accommodate Disability and Family Status
Past Teleconnect: Understanding Bill 168: Violence and Harassment in the Workplace
Bill 168 - Violence and Harassment in the Workplace. We examined ONA’s obligation and provide an understanding of the employer’s responsibility under the Bill. To ensure members are aware of recent amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) which came into force on June 15, 2010.
|Document Download||Agenda: Understanding Bill 168, March 31, 2011|
|Document Download||Workplace Violence and Harassment: Understanding the Law|
|Document Download||Chapter 23 Act to Amend OHSA|