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.


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.


The New Normal? COVID-19, Workplace Harassment, and Mental Health

The New Normal? COVID-19, Workplace Harassment, and Mental Health

September 27, 2021

Denise Koster returns to Fire Away to talk about how COVID and remote work have changed how we see and deal with workplace harassment and mental health.

Hosted by Brittany Taylor, Partner at Rudner Law.


Social Media: A Useful HR Tool or a Liability?

Social Media: A Useful HR Tool or a Liability?

May 5, 2021

Stuart is joined by Matt Richardson. Matt has specialized training in open source intelligence, and expertise in high technologies. His work includes internet and social media safety and security training, open source intelligence training and investigative research.

Stuart and Matt talk about the role that social media can play in HR processes. From background checks on job applicants and active recruitment, to workplace investigations. 


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. 


Fire Away - Diversity and Inclusion in Today’s Workplaces

Fire Away - Diversity and Inclusion in Today’s Workplaces

January 11, 2021

Stuart is joined by Michael Bach, Founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, David Lahey, Founder of Predictive Success Corporation, and Veronica Utton, Facilitator/Talent Optimizer with Predictive Success Corporation and Managing Director of V. Utton & Associates.

We’re going to be having a discussion about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, what that means in today’s sometimes virtual workplaces and around the holidays, and what employers can, or should, actually be doing.

Original air date: December 15th, 2020.


Fire Away - Refusing to Accept The Unacceptable: Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Fire Away - Refusing to Accept The Unacceptable: Workplace Bullying and Harassment

September 30, 2020

Stuart is joined by Denise Koster, Founder and Principal of Koster Consulting and Associates, to discuss workplace bullying and harassment, and her newly published book, "Refusing to Accept the Unacceptable: The Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of Workplace Bullying and Harassment".

Original air date: August 18th, 2020


Fire Away - Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

Fire Away - Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

March 19, 2020

In this special edition episode of Fire Away, Stuart was joined by Richa Sandill as well as Rudner Law's Brittany Taylor and Nadia Zaman for a discussion on the COVID-19 crisis and what employers and employees need to know while navigating this situation in the workplace.

Fire Away - Social Media and the Hiring Process

Fire Away - Social Media and the Hiring Process

January 28, 2020

In this episode of the Rudner Law Q&A series Fire Away, Stuart is joined by Greg Vertelman of The Talent Company Inc. to talk about social media and how or if employers should be using it during the recruitment/hiring process.

Original air-date: January 21 2020


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