Discipline and Discharge 101: The Basic Principles of Employment Law

A Presentation by Tracey L. Epp, Partner, Pitblado LLP

Hosted by Exponent Investment Management

October 8th, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Topics will include:

Termination of the employment relationships

  • Statutory Notice
  • Reasonable Notice
  • Just Cause

What is Just Cause?

  • Contextual approach
  • Proportionality
  • Dishonest conduct
  • Disobedience and insubordination
  • Off duty conduct

Progressive Discipline

  • Preparation and investigation
  • Other considerations
  • Union and non-union workplaces
  • Mitigating factors

Human Rights Considerations

Fairmont Winnipeg
(limited to 35 people)
529 Wellington Crescent
(limited to 30 people)

Each presentation will last about 1 hour, with time for questions. A full breakfast will be served at the 7:30am presentation, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at the 4:30pm presentation. For each attendee, a donation to a Winnipeg Children’s mental health initiative, KIDTHINK, will be made.

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About Tracey

Tracey L. Epp is a partner in the law firm of Pitblado LLP and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 1986 with a B.A., and from the University of Manitoba in 1989 with an L.L.B.  She was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1990. Tracey has extensive experience in Labour/Employment/Human Rights law including provision of day-to-day advice on all related matters, appearing before labour arbitrators, labour boards, administrative tribunals and the courts, drafting and negotiating collective agreements/employment contracts.  Tracey has significant experience in conducting independent workplace investigations, particularly in the areas of harassment and respectful workplace and is certified by the Association of Workplace Investigators. Tracey conducts and participates in seminars and talks for various institutions both locally and nationally and is a contributing writer to numerous texts, periodicals, and newsletters on various topics. Tracey has been included on the Best Lawyers list since its inception, and is also in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and named a Litigation Star by Benchmark Canada.

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