The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) aims to eliminate barriers to accessibility for persons with disabilities by establishing accessibility standards that organizations must follow. Any organization operating in Ontario that has at least one employee must ensure that they are in compliance with these standards, or risk facing hefty fines and other sanctions.
The accessibility standards that the AODA established relate to five (5) key areas: employment, transportation, the design of public spaces, the dissemination of information and communications, and customer service.
This session will review and explain the standard that relate to employment. Join us so that we can help you understand what your organization needs to do to comply with this standard. The topics we will cover include:
- Overview of the AODA Employment Standard and what employers are required to do to be in compliance
- How the AODA Employment Standard interacts with the Human Rights Code and the Employment Standards Act, 2000
- How to prepare individual accommodation plans for returning employees following an absence due to disability
- How to update recruitment, performance management, and career advancement policies to comply with the Employment Standard