Tag Archives: workplace accommodation

At what point is the duty to accommodate no longer necessary for an employer under human rights law?

Under human rights law, an employer must accommodate an employee if a workplace policy or job requirement effectively discriminates against an employee on a prohibited ground.  The most common grounds of discrimination within the workplace … Read More

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Medical Marijuana Use in a Safety Sensitive Workplace: Can an Employer Deny an Employee Use?

Medical marijuana may be prescribed for several medical reasons. Under human rights law in Ontario, workers have a right not to be discriminated against on the grounds of ‘disability’ which encompasses illness. The use of … Read More

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Should you accept a demotion due to your illness?

Question: I was injured at work and subsequently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, which my doctor says is likely related to the injury but not really provable.   My performance at work has suffered due to … Read More

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An Employer May Not Be Able to Accommodate Individuals with Disabilities

An Employer’s Obligation to Accommodate Individuals with Disabilities It is important to accommodate individuals with disabilities, but an employer’s obligation to accommodate cannot extend to what they do not know or what they cannot be … Read More

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