CANCELLED: Accommodating boomers in the labour market

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Dr. Monique Gignac
Institute for Work & Health (IWH)

Please note that this plenary has been cancelled. Stay tuned for rescheduling information.

There has been a lot of discussion about an aging workforce, including questions about loss of productivity and higher absenteeism when older workers have chronic diseases such as arthritis and diabetes. In this plenary, Dr. Monique Gignac presents findings on her research on the availability, need and use of diverse workplace benefit and accommodation policies for workers with these conditions. She looks what types of accommodations are needed by people with diabetes and arthritis. She also compares health and work outcomes when people had their needs for accommodation met and when these needs are not met.