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 Market volatility, supply chain disruptions, and general economic instability cause employers to react by adjusting the size of their organizations. The recent layoffs in tech are just one example of this. It has recently become increasingly complex for employers to navigate layoffs in a way that is ethical, considerate of employees, and reduces the risk for the employers. How can layoffs be conducted in a way that reduces the risk of litigation or libel? What are factors often overlooked that place organizations in hot water – whether in the courts or the media?

This webinar examines the difficult question in the content of any layoff (whether it is an individual, a small team, entire departments, or hundreds of employees across an organization) by teaching the fundamentals of reasonable notice and analyzing recent arbitration and court decisions on similar issues. Expect practical takeaways, like how leveraging technology helps practitioners answer these difficult issues.

In this presentation, you will learn:
  • The types of actions that can be taken by employers
  • Real-world examples of layoffs and the issues that arose for organizations
  • Practical insights on what the courts and arbitrators say about this issue
  • How practitioners can leverage technology to gain insights into this complex issue

Who should attend:
  • HR professionals
  • Lawyers and legal experts in the areas of labour and employment.

Meet your speaker(s)

Bettina Xue Griffin

Blue J Legal

Bettina Xue Griffin designs and builds machine learning-backed tools in areas of employment law and tax law. At Blue J, she has helped to create a platform that provides clarity of the law to employment and tax law practitioners. Blue J practitioners can use a prediction engine to predict scenario outcomes, and a factorbased decision finder to find relevant decisions incredibly quickly. The platform also has a simplified diagramming feature, and allows for digital statute analysis that streamlines research. Prior to joining Blue J, she worked as a commercial litigator and has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario, Canada.

Eric Ito

Eric Ito is a lawyer at Cooperwilliams Law. Eric represents and advises employers in federally and provincially regulated industries on a wide range of matters including civil court actions, human rights accommodation, collective agreement administration, and workplace safety. His practice focuses on labour and employment litigation, including wrongful dismissal actions, grievance arbitrations, labour and civil injunctions, and claims for breach of fiduciary duties. Eric regularly appears at the Supreme Court of BC, the BC Court of Appeal, and administrative hearings before the BC Human Rights Tribunal and Labour Relations Board.

Course Curriculum

    1. Webinar Recording

    1. Course Survey

About this course

  • 2 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content