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Tom Beasley To Speak About Supporting Employees with Autism Spectrum Disorders

March 17th, 2015

Bernard LLP lawyer Tom Beasley and Dr. David Worling, a Registered Psychologist and BC’s leading Asperger’s psychologist, are co-presenting a paper on May 8, 2015 at the Employment Law CLE on “Supporting Employees with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)”, which will review:

  • clinical characteristics associated with ASD along with the unique set of employment characteristics that can impact workplace environments; how those characteristics are a benefit or a deficit to an employer
  • psychological and legal implications of ASD disclosure
  • accommodation techniques for an ASD employee
  • legal framework for issues arising for ASD employees including hiring; creating an appropriate job description/duties; harassment and bullying under WorkSafe BC legislation; human rights complaints; court actions for wrongful dismissal

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