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Sorry but I can’t help you with your purchase, I’m being accommodated by my employer

It is part and parcel of a retail employee’s job to interact with customers and assist them in making purchases. However, if an employee with a disability/injury has trouble in performing this essential duty, how far must the employer go in accommodating that employee? A recent Human Rights Tribunal decision dealt with an interesting accommodation […]

 

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Do you still think that AODA is not your responsibility?

Companies all across Ontario are getting a big wake-up call from the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment when it comes to AODA compliance. The realization that this isn’t something that can just be dismissed is beginning to sink in.

 

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HR’s role in Apple’s success

What is it about the Apple Store that’s just so great? Is it the super chic product line? The fact that you can tinker with just about anything in there? The super modern layout and design? All of those things are neat, sure, but I’d argue there’s something more—something you may not have paid as much attention to…

 

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Emergency preparedness: New AODA rules for persons with disabilities

Under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), effective January 1, 2012, organizations in Ontario must provide and make available in an accessible format or with appropriate communication supports, information about emergency response plans or public safety to customers and employees with disabilities.

 

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AODA Accessibility Standards Compliance Seminar November 9, 2011

Along with the customer service standard, four out of the five accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act are now law and in place. They are accessibility standards in the areas of Customer Service, Information and Communication, Employment and Transportation. These standards are complex and they require understanding and preparation. Ontarians can no longer ignore them.

 

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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) – Learn the latest

Employers in Ontario must be aware of the changes that are happening and the requirements that will be placed on them in the very near future under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

 

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