Beyond Stigma and Exclusion: International Reforms for Mental Health in the Workplace


Chancellor Day Hall Stephen Scott Seminar Room (room 16), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

2012-2013 Disability, Human Rights and the Law Seminar Series

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, the Human Rights Working and the Disability and Law Portfolio at the McGill Faculty of Law, welcome students and community members to participate in the third of four seminars in the series, Disability, Human Rights and the Law 2012-13.

With one in five people experiencing a mental disorder during their lives, the workplace has emerged as a prime milieu of human rights challenges for peoples with mental health disabilities. While employers are legally obligated to accommodate disability up to the point of undue hardship, the principle in practice offers insufficient guidance.  This seminar will examine such issues with a focus on selected international standards, policies and developments for reforming mental health law and policy in our workplaces.

Anna Lawson (Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds, School of Law), Colleen Sheppard (Professor and Director at the CHRLP), and Derek J. Jones (member of the Research Group on Health and Law and of the CHRLP) will serve as resource persons. Later that day, Anna Lawson will also be giving the Fifth Annual Lecture in Health and Law: Equality and Health: Reaching for Resolution in the Realms of Disability Rights?

The event follows the format of a teaching seminar and required reading resources will be circulated ahead of time. RSVP to [at] by January 25. Lunch will be provided.

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This activity was accredited for 2 hours of CLE by the Barreau du Québec (no. 10059199).