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Tri-Cities Roundtable - Discriminatory Action Complaints

Date: September 18, 2019
Location: Douglas College Coquitlam

CPD Hours: 1.5

Please note Roundtables are exclusively available and free to CPHR BC & Yukon Members. You can find more on becoming a Member on our website.


Roundtable Summary:
Topic: Discriminatory Action Complaints  
The number of discriminatory action complaints (DACs) received by WorkSafeBC appear to be trending upwards.  

This presentation will discuss what employer actions are considered to be ‘discriminatory’ under the British Columbia Workers Compensation Act, the process followed by WorkSafe when receiving such a complaint from a worker, why defending such a complaint can be tricky for employers, what remedies WorkSafe has the authority to order, and employer best practices for avoiding such claims.
Speaker: Andrea Zappavigna, Partner at Ally Workplace Law.
Andrea Zappavigna is looking forward to returning to the Tri-Cities roundtable for another interactive discussion. She is a labour and employment lawyer and partner at Ally Workplace Law, which has offices in North Vancouver and downtown. Her firm works with employers as an ally to navigate workplace laws, regulations and disputes. Andrea helps her clients find efficiency and profitability through a sustainable, diverse and well-functioning workforce. 
She provides strategic advice, training, and assistance with every stage of the employment relationship.
Roundtable Leaders: Leslie Guan, CPHR and Jennifer Leaman, CPHR 
Jennifer is human resources professional with over 10 years of experience in HR.  She holds a diploma in business from Kwantlen, a diploma in HR from BCIT, a Bachelors in Business Admin from BCIT, a certified mediator and negotiator through the center of conflict resolution at the Justice Institute, is a SHRM-SCP and hold the CPHR designation.  
As a Global HR Manager with Finning International, she thrives on the reiteration of programs and processes to provide meaningful partnership with the business and to provide employees with the best employee experience possible.  Her expertise is in employee relations, labour relations and strategically partnering with the business.

NEW Location:
Douglas College - Coquitlam - Room A1150
1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3 
Parking: Paid street parking (free after 6pm) is available in front of the campus or paid campus parking - turn on either Town Center Blvd or Community Centre Douglas College from Pinetree Way.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pre-registration is required.

Please note: You MUST register for a roundtable before the end of the day, on the day of the roundtable, to ensure that it will appear on your member profile, for CPD hours.

Registration questions, cancellations, waiting list and general information about roundtables in the Lower Mainland (Coastal Vancouver, Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley) can be directed to roundtable@cphrbc.ca.
Registration Deadline:   September 17, 2018
Member   $0.00
Student Member   $0.00