Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Navigating Human Rights Law (Breakfast Session)
Wednesday, July 18th 2018
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Event Description

Do you have an employee requesting human rights accommodation, such as a parent requesting childcare accommodation or an employee requesting accommodation for a physical or mental disability? Which ones should you grant?


What about an employee claiming discrimination on the basis of a protected ground under the Code (age, sex, race, disability, family status, religion, etc)? Have they filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal? How do you respond to such a complaint?


Navigating human rights in the workplace is becoming increasingly difficult and complex. In this session, you will learn about:

  • Human rights protections in BC
  • An employer’s legal obligations
  • When to accommodate
  • When and how to investigate a human rights complaint
  • How to respond to a human rights complaint filed with the Tribunal


Presenter: Melanie Vipond, B.A.H., LL.B.
Melanie Vipond focuses her practice on labour and employment law, human rights, privacy and administrative law. She advises both private and public sector employers on issues relating to unionization, collective agreement negotiation, disability and harassment, workers compensation as well as general employment law issues, including wrongful dismissals and employment contract negotiation. She provides training on those issues to the employer community. She has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as the BC Labour Relations Board, arbitration boards, human rights tribunals, and other administrative tribunals. She is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and teaches in the areas of labour, employment, human rights and privacy law. She has also lectured as a guest speaker in those areas at Stanford Law School and UBC Law School, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. 
Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.
Contact & Support

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All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration for Workshop
ICBA Member $90.00
Non-Member $120.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
7:30am - 8:00am
Breakfast Buffet and Registration
8:00am - 10:00am
Presentation plus Q&A
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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