Shell Canada is committed to providing fair and accessible employment practices.
Shell Canada will review our recruitment and assessment practices to ensure compliance with the Employment standard by January 1, 2016. This includes the requirement to notify the public and staff that, when requested, Shell Canada will accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes. Successful applicants will be notified about Shell’s accommodation policies at the time the offer of employment is made. This information will also be shared with new staff during Onboarding.
Individual Accommodation Plans and Return to Work Processes
Shell Canada’s current Disability Management Process provides employees with individualized accommodation and does comply with most of the steps outlined in Section 28 of the Accessibility Standards. Our current Disability Management Process includes return to work practices for employees that have been absent due to disability.
To ensure that our Disability Management Process is in full compliance with this requirement, we will develop, by January 1, 2016, a written procedure that will clarify what roles HR, Line Managers, and employees will have in the process. This will include:
Defining the manner in which an employee requesting accommodation can participate in the development of the individual accommodation plan.
The manner in which the employee can request the participation of a representative from their bargaining agent, where the employee is represented by a bargaining agent, or other representative from the workplace, where the employee is not represented by a bargaining agent, in the development of the accommodation plan.
The frequency with which the individual accommodation plan will be reviewed and updated and the manner in which it will be done.
The means of providing the individual accommodation plan in a format that takes into account the employee’s accessibility needs due to disability.
Performance Management and Career Development Processes
Shell Canada currently has performance management and career development tools in place for staff employees. The tools primarily focus on employees in professional occupations at an intermediate level and above. We will review these tools and processes to ensure that the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account.
Shell Canada does not currently have a redeployment process in place. For large-scale organizational changes we follow the Shell People Principles which are global guidelines to manage people impacts of large scale organizational changes consistently and fairly.
If Shell Canada should put a redeployment processes in place, we will ensure that accessibility needs of employees are taken into account including the individual accommodation plans.