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.


You Can’t Do That (At Work) On TV!

You Can’t Do That (At Work) On TV!

June 7, 2022

Stuart Rudner and the Rudner Law Team look at some examples of workplace don'ts that you may recognize from pop culture and TV.


Will Smith & Chris Rock; Lessons About Workplace Violence

Will Smith & Chris Rock; Lessons About Workplace Violence

April 28, 2022

Stuart is joined by Brittany Taylor for a discussion on the Will Smith/Chris Rock incident at this year's Oscars Awards and the lessons about workplace violence it brought up.


Right to Disconnect Policies

Right to Disconnect Policies

March 29, 2022
In this update, Nadia Zaman talks about Right to Disconnect policies, which were introduced in the Working for Workers Act 2021, or Bill 27, and what this means for employers and employees.

Cupid or Stupid: Does Workplace Romance Work?

Cupid or Stupid: Does Workplace Romance Work?

February 22, 2022

We're putting Cupid on trial in our post-Valentine's Day Fire Away show. Is workplace romance possible these days? Could you stop it if you tried? Stuart is joined by Jennifer Ansell and Eric Prydatok to discuss. What do you think?


Kyle Beach and the Chicago Blackhawks: Lessons for HR/Employers

Kyle Beach and the Chicago Blackhawks: Lessons for HR/Employers

February 7, 2022

Stuart is joined by John Curtis and Larissa Donovan. John is a lawyer, mediator, investigator, and former Olympic athlete in the sport of sailing whose practice is focused on resolving workplace conflict. Larissa is an articling student currently working with John; she is a Board Member of the Dandelion Initiative, which focuses on survivors of sexual violence. This episode looks at the Kyle Beach sexual assault lawsuit against the Chicago Blackhawks organization, and how this case translates into lessons for HR professionals and employers.


Signed, Sealed… Negotiated?

Signed, Sealed… Negotiated?

January 12, 2022

Would you buy a car and then try to negotiate the price later? That is effectively what you're doing when you sign a severance package and then try to go back later on and get more money. And for whatever reason, we've seen an increase in the number of calls we're getting from people that have already signed their severance package and now want to meet with us and have us assess it.


Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022: A Look Back, A Look Forward

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022: A Look Back, A Look Forward

December 31, 2021

Stuart Rudner, Brittany Taylor, and Nadia Zaman review the past year and look ahead at the employment law issues to come in 2022.


Legal Implications of Having Employees Outside of the Province or Country

Legal Implications of Having Employees Outside of the Province or Country

November 23, 2021

Brittany is joined by Jacqueline Bart and Serge Boudreau to discuss the implications of having employees working outside of Ontario or outside of Canada.


Potential Liabilities of Employee Benefit and Insurance Plans

Potential Liabilities of Employee Benefit and Insurance Plans

October 27, 2021

Stuart is joined by Les Freeman, an associate at Creative Planning Financial Group, and together they look at employee benefit and insurance plans to discuss the potential liabilities that employers may not be thinking about.


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