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In brief

In brief 

In light of recent social justice movements, businesses are increasingly aware of issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion, making it essential for employers to take proactive steps to address inequality in the workplace. Our presenters explore how to set up special programs under human rights legislation, and discuss best practices for advancing substantive equality in Canada.


Speakers: Jennifer Bernardo,David Bushuev and Shyama Talukdar 

https://video.bakermckenzie.com/embed?id=43f1abdb-da2a-4044-a148-bbc71e62d46b 

The Canadian Labour and Employment Law blog complements our In Focus video series, providing written legal updates on COVID-19 reopening developments and other hot topics

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Jennifer Bernardo is a member of Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. In her litigation practice, Jennifer has represented clients in labour, employment, and corporate/commercial law matters before a variety of administrative tribunals, labour arbitrators, and all levels of court in Ontario. Before joining Baker McKenzie as a summer and articling student, Jennifer earned a combined Juris Doctor / Master of Global Affairs degree from the University of Toronto. During this time, Jennifer ranked second nationally at the 2013 Sopinka Cup Trial Advocacy competition and represented clients of the student legal clinic before administrative tribunals and the Federal Court. Jennifer is a frequent contributor to Baker McKenzie's Canadian Labour and Employment Law blog and co-chairs the Toronto office’s Pro Bono Committee.

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Dave Bushuev is an Associate in Baker McKenzie Toronto office.

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Shyama Talukdar is a member of Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. In her practice, Shyama regularly advises employers on a full range of labour, employment, and human rights matters. Whether it’s representation in the context of litigation, guidance through an alternative dispute resolution process, or the provision of day-to-day advice, Shyama provides clients with timely and effective support. Before joining Baker McKenzie as an associate, Shyama earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. During this time, Shyama was involved in the International Human Rights Program and represented clients before the Superior Court of Justice as a member of the student legal aid clinic.

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