Due Diligence: Lessons from the Courts


Safety professionals think and talk about due diligence all the time. But what do the courts say? When have courts decided that employers and supervisors have — and haven’t — established due diligence? This webinar by Adrian Miedema, partner at Dentons Canada LLP, will help you tailor your due diligence strategy so you have the kinds of evidence that the courts look for in OHS cases.

This webinar will answer questions like:

    • How often does a due diligence defence succeed in court?
    • What are the characteristics of successful due diligence defences?
    • What are the characteristics of unsuccessful due diligence defences?
    • What criticisms have courts had for employers’ due diligence programs?

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About the Presenter

Adrian Miedema is a partner in the Toronto Employment Group of Dentons Canada LLP. He advises and represents public and private sector employers in employment, health and safety, and human rights matters. He appears before employment tribunals and all levels of the Ontario courts on behalf of employers. He also advises employers on strategic and risk management considerations in employment policy and contracts.

Adrian has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Labour and Employment Law. He has also been recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014 as “repeatedly recommended” in the area of Occupational Health & Safety.