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ACSESS Legal Session: Legalization of Marijuana Webinar

What does the legalization of marijuana mean for Canadian workplaces? While legalization may currently be the more prevalent media topic, the more challenging topic for employers to effectively address is medical marijuana. This webinar will discuss the meaning of “medical marijuana”, its impact on the workplace, an employer’s (sometimes conflicting) duties to accommodate and to provide a safe work environment and employees’ obligations to attend work fit for duty. A refresher on the duty to accommodate disabilities, including drug and alcohol addictions, pursuant to human rights legislation will be included.

Webinar Details

  • Date: November 1, 2018
  • Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm (EST)
  • Trainer: Shivani Chopra – Lawyer – Hicks Morley
  • Registration Fee: $110 (Members rate) and $220 (Non-members rate)


This webinar will allow you to submit questions throughout the session. Our discussions will consider the impacts legalization will have on the workplace, including topics such as:

  • Workplace safety
  • Employers’ rights
  • Employees’ obligations
  • Implementation, revision and application of workplace policies

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, participants will have a better understanding of the potential medical value of cannabis, its impairment risks and the HR challenge of implementing an effective substance abuse policy in the workplace.

About the Trainer:

Shivani Chopra  - An experienced lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, Shivani has spent a decade in courts tenaciously representing clients on labour and employment matters. Her approach has always been to fiercely advocate for her clients but take a cost-effective and collaborative approach when it’s in their best interest.

In her employment law practice, Shivani frequently advises employers on a wide-variety of matters, including: accommodation issues, occupational health and safety, performance management, termination, human rights and wrongful dismissal claims. On the labour side, she assists clients with certification applications, unfair labour practice complaints, and grievance hearings.

Shivani has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Dalhousie University, Halifax, and was called to the New Brunswick Bar in January 2008, and the Bar Council of India in 2003.

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