November 13, 2014
For affected organizations with 20 or more employees, December 31, 2014 is the deadline to report that the organization is in compliance with its obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”).
Prior to reporting, organizations must ensure that they meet their specific obligations based on their sector and size. For example, by January 1, 2014, most organizations were required to establish new accessibility policies, develop multi-year accessibility plans, and ensure websites and other online content are accessible to persons with disabilities. Large designated public sector organizations are further required to have additional supports in place for existing and prospective employees with disabilities.
Affected organizations are also required to meet additional employee training requirements by January 1, 2015. This further mandatory training must be tailored to the work being performed by each individual and address both the obligations imposed by the AODA as well as the requirements of the Human Rights Code as it relates to persons with disabilities.
If you have any questions about your organization’s obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, or any other questions relating to workplace law, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.
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