The Rudner Law Podcast
Accommodation as a Conversation: Creating Welcoming Workplaces

Accommodation as a Conversation: Creating Welcoming Workplaces

June 22, 2022

Stuart is joined by Lorin MacDonald, human rights lawyer and disability advocate, for a conversation about accommodation and inclusion.

For decades, human rights lawyer Lorin MacDonald has demonstrated leadership, passion, and commitment to accessibility and inclusion in her volunteer and professional activities, all informed by her lived experience as a woman born with profound hearing loss. Recognized as one of Canada’s disability leaders, Lorin has made many aware of the challenges faced by Canadians with disabilities during COVID-19, in addition to her human rights and accessibility presentations. 

For the past three years, Lorin has been a nominee for Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in the Human Rights category, named to the list in 2021. Also last year, the Women’s Executive Network included Lorin as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100. In May 2022, the Law Society of Ontario bestowed upon Lorin the Law Society Medal, its highest honour, for outstanding service in recognition of her work to make the profession more accessible and inclusive.


COVID-19 and the Workplace: Where Are We Now? PART TWO

COVID-19 and the Workplace: Where Are We Now? PART TWO

March 12, 2021

Stuart is joined by fellow Rudner Law members Brittany Taylor and Nadia Zaman on this episode of Fire Away. They addressed current issues relating to COVID-19 and the workplace. 


Audio: Fire Away - High Achievers: Cannabis Use Among Employees

Audio: Fire Away - High Achievers: Cannabis Use Among Employees

December 4, 2018

In this episode of the Rudner Law Q&A series Fire Away, Stuart and HR Executive Jason Fleming discuss how employers can handle cannabis use among their employees (including at your holiday party!).

Original air-date: November 20th 2018.

Video: Fire Away - High Achievers: Cannabis Use Among Employees

Video: Fire Away - High Achievers: Cannabis Use Among Employees

December 4, 2018

In this episode of the Rudner Law Q&A series Fire Away, Stuart and HR Executive Jason Fleming discuss how employers can handle cannabis use among their employees (including at your holiday party!).

Original air-date: November 20th 2018.


Audio: Accommodating Cannabis Use

Audio: Accommodating Cannabis Use

November 19, 2018

Employers don't have to condone recreational cannabis usage at work, and they can put policies in place to prevent employees from working while high. But, for employees who use cannabis for medicinal purposes, because of a disability, or because of addiction, which also classifies as a disability, employers do have to accommodate to the point of unreasonable hardship. Shaun explains more.

Video: Accommodating Cannabis Use

Video: Accommodating Cannabis Use

November 19, 2018

Employers don't have to condone recreational cannabis usage at work, and they can put policies in place to prevent employees from working while high. But, for employees who use cannabis for medicinal purposes, because of a disability, or because of addiction, which also classifies as a disability, employers do have to accommodate to the point of unreasonable hardship. Shaun explains more in this video.


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