Monday, May 27, 2019
Energy Safety Canada
5055 11 St NE (Room 269), Calgary, AB
Time:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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In 2017, the Alberta Government passed Bill 2: An Act to Remove Barriers for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence. Due to the removal of sexual and domestic violence limitation periods, there may be an increase in workplace complaints regarding sexual harassment, assault, and/or discrimination. If wrongful conduct occurs in the course of employment, at the place of employment, through a workplace relationship, or by an employee of authority, the employer may be vicariously liable.

In 2018, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act), has been amended, placing added duties on employers to investigate, create policies, and train employees in the event of allegations of violence or harassment, which includes sexual harassment. Employers will be required to ensure that employees do not participate in, or fall victim to, workplace violence or harassment. Additionally, employers should take reasonable precautions to protect persons at the worksite against domestic violence (if aware that a worker is or is likely to be exposed to domestic violence at a work site).

Join PSAC and DLA Piper on May 27th for an afternoon workshop on Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence – What Employers Need to Know.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Registration
1:30 pm – 1:35 pm Welcome and Introductions
1:35 pm – 2:30 pm Session 1:  Sexual Harassment
2:30 pm – 2:35 pm Break
2:35 pm – 3:30 pm Session 2:  Domestic Violence
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Q&A | Networking
Brian Davison, Q.C.
Brian Davison maintains a significant litigation practice and is particularly experienced in areas of employment, receivership, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.  Brian has 40 years of involvement with the service sector of the petroleum industry and is counsel for both the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors and the Petroleum Services Association of Canada.
Chris Dormer
Chris Dormer is an associate in the Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations Group in Calgary. Chris carries on a litigation practice with an emphasis on employment and labour law matters. Chris advises clients on a wide range of workplace issues, including regulatory compliance, employee discipline, terminations, workplace investigations, human rights, and accommodations.

Chris has experience as counsel in various employment and labour law matters before all levels of the Alberta Courts, the Employment Standards Commission, the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Alberta Labour Relations Board, and the Canada Industrial Relations Board. Chris has also acted as a nominee on a labour Arbitration Panel.

There is no cost to attend this complimentary workshop although registration is required.  Please note that this event is for oilfield services company personnel and PSAC reserves the right to cancel registrations for non-oilfield services individuals.

Preference will be given to PSAC Members and registered No Shows” will be charged $55 + GST.  By registering, you agree to these terms.

Substitutions are allowed up to 10:00 am on May 23, 2019. Please send an email to with the names of any substitutes.

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