Upcoming Events

Sep 24 2020 Online Learning /

OAA Webinar | Handling Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Free for OAA members, Non-Members: $59 + HST



Webinar Description

Like many professionals, Architects face the significant challenge of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. This problem includes issues such as sexual harassment and age and gender discrimination.

In this interactive session, attendees will learn from an experienced employment and human rights lawyer. The session will help attendees learn the difference between harassment and discrimination and provide tools for identifying, preventing, and handling workplace violence and harassment. Employees will come away with a better

knowledge of their rights and steps they may take if they believe they are being subjected to this treatment. While employers will learn how to ensure that they are in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to improve workplace culture and avoid costly complaints. Both employers and employees will better understand their accountability and responsibilities.

The speaker will provide real case scenarios along with practical tools and guidance for handling workplace discrimination, harassment, and violence.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the responsibilities of the organization in the creation and maintenance of a workplace free from discrimination and harassment
  2. Recognize behaviours which may constitute discrimination or harassment
  3. Understand how to respond to a situation involving workplace discrimination or harassment
  4. Know the roles and responsibilities of management in addressing and resolving
  5. Workplace situations involving discrimination or harassment


Nicole Simes, Employment & Human Rights Lawyer

Nicole Simes is a Lawyer with MacLeod Law Firm, practicing exclusively in the areas of employment, labour, and human rights law. Nicole regularly advises individuals, employers, and service providers on a wide-range of issues including contracts, wrongful and constructive dismissal, accommodation, and other human rights matters. Nicole has experience litigating before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Courts, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Workplace Safety and Appeals Tribunal. Nicole strives to educate the public about employment and human rights law through accessible blogs, social media, and presentations to community groups.

Registration Fee

Registration is free for OAA members
OAA Interns $29 + HST
Non-Members: $59 + HST

To register, click here. 

** Registration will be closed on September 23 at 11:59 PM. **