Disabilities

failing health

Failing Health No Basis for Giving Employee Extra Termination Notice

A construction firm inked its erstwhile independent contractor consultant to an employment contract and allows him to keep consulting for other clients. The consultant, age 5

Medical Information

Lack of Medical Information Doesn’t Justify Aborting RTW Process

A train conductor wanted to return to work after suffered a disabling back injury on the job. At first, the sides worked together to formulate a return to work (RTW) program

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Welder Fired for Safety Infractions, Not Bad Eyesight

The Human Rights Tribunal found that a fired welder had no shot at winning his disability discrimination claim and tossed the case. The evidence clearly showed that the emplo

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Dog Allergy Justifies Cabbie’s Refusal to Drive Passenger with Guide Dog

Refusing to pick up a visually-impaired passenger with a guide dog wasn’t disability discrimination because the driver was allergic to dogs, according to the BC Human Right

No Sick Pay for Colonoscopy that Is Not Medically Necessary

A hospital refused sick pay under a short-term disability plan to an employee for the day he missed work to have a colonoscopy. The collective agreement said benefits would b

Miscarriage Can Be a ‘Disability’ Says Human Rights Tribunal

An employee missed 3 weeks of work after hurting her hip. Six months later, she suffered a miscarriage. Disabling depression ensued costing her more time. As a result, she mi

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