Webinar Recording, COVID-19

Returning to the Workplace: Psychological and Legal Considerations

Event Summary

COVID-19 Employer Update No. 6

a Joint Webinar with Homewood Health experts, Dr. Sandra Primiano, Ph.D., Psychologist and Toni Harrington, MSW MSc (Occupational Health Science)

We are pleased to announce that Mathews Dinsdale and Homewood Health, a leader in mental health and disability management services, will be presenting a joint webinar aimed at helping employers navigate the return to work process as Canada moves into the re-opening phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar will have a particular focus on issues employers may face in dealing with mental health, stress and anxiety issues in the age of COVID-19. Mathews Dinsdale’s presenters will be joined by Homewood Health experts Dr. Sandra Primiano, Ph.D., Psychologist and Toni Harrington, MSW MSc (Occupational Health Science).

In this one-and-a-half hour webinar, our presenters will address return to workplace planning and re-deployment implementation from both a psychological and legal perspective.

The topics of focus include the following:

Psychological Issues:

  • Preparing for the psychological impact of returning to the workplace
  • Managing anxiety and stress as it pertains return to work issues
  • Lessons learned from our Return to Work Team

Legal Issues:

  • The duty to accommodate and the return to work process
  • Legal considerations for employees who do not return to work
  • Remote work considerations
  • Tips for engaging employees in dialogue around return to work concerns


Our complimentary webinars address the practical and legal issues for Canadian employers.

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