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Category: duty to accommodate

You Think your Employee May have a Mental Illness that is causing Performance Issues. What do you do?

By , March 27, 2017 6:40 pm

One of your employees has been missing a lot of work lately and has also been unusually emotionally erratic. In addition to the attendance and behavioural issues there have been performance issues that you want to address. You suspect the person may have a mental illness. What do you do? The Duty to Inquire This Continue Reading…

Restaurant who refuses to serve customer with a service dog ordered to pay $ 2500 in general damages

By , May 31, 2016 9:59 am

Obligations to Train Employees On Human Rights Issues We often represent employers and employees who have human rights issues. It is a rather complex area of the law, especially cases involving individuals with disabilities. For more blogs on the rights of disabled employees, click here. An employer has obligations towards disabled employees under the Ontario Continue Reading…

How to Get Away with Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

By , May 5, 2016 9:00 am

The federal government has announced that there will be marijuana legislation in place by next spring, which should fulfill a campaign promise to legalize marijuana. Marijuana would no longer only be legal for medicinal purposes, but also recreationally. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has said that “[w]hile this plan challenges the status quo in many Continue Reading…

Accommodating Disabled Employees: Can an Employee Demand to Work at a Different Workplace?

By , May 3, 2016 9:15 am

Accommodating Disabled Employees I have written a number of blogs on the challenges associated with accommodating employees with mental disabilities. I have also blogged on the new obligations that were imposed on employers with 50 or more employees earlier this year with respect to disabled employees including the requirement to prepare a written accommodation plan. Continue Reading…

Disability Insurance and the Uncooperative Employee

By , April 13, 2016 10:00 am

Do you have an employee who is absent because of a medical issue, but will not provide the necessary paperwork to a third-party disability insurance provider? We often get calls from frustrated employers who are unsure how to proceed when such a situation arises. A 2015 case from the Ontario Superior Court offers employers some Continue Reading…

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