Feb 15, 2017 11 30 AM MST
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Feb 15, 2017 - Medical Marijuana and the Law

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Feb 15, 2017 - Medical Marijuana and the Law

Speaker: Joyce Mitchell, Partner – McLennan Ross LLP

Session Description: Medical Marijuana and the Law 
This session will discuss the history of medical marijuana in Canada, the use of medical marijuana in the workplace, and important information on policies inclusive of medical marijuana use. Dan will conduct a review of cases where employees were using medical marijuana in the workplace; including employer and employee successful cases. Furthermore, Dan will discuss the importance of the duty to accommodate and touch on some issues with respect to marijuana in the workplace post-legalization.   
Speaker Biography: Joyce has an extensive background representing management-side clients on a wide range of labour and employment matters including defense of wrongful dismissal claims, collective bargaining, collective agreement administration, disability management and duty to accommodate issues.  She also assists clients in the development and implementation of employment, harassment, whistleblower and discipline policies. Joyce conducts harassment investigations on behalf of clients as well as acting as an independent investigator.
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