Employer Had Duty to Accommodate Employee’s Alcoholism, Human Rights Tribunal Rules

In a recent Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta decision, the Tribunal ruled that an employer failed to accommodate an employee’s alcoholism and awarded the employee $30,000 in general damages. Employee Terminated Following Alcohol-Related Incident  The employee worked for the employer for approximately 14 months as a commission car salesperson at a car dealership. When he started […]

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Voting Accommodation for Employees

Canadians will go to the voting booths on October 21st to elect their federal Member of Parliament. The right to vote is an important public right for which protections have been created to ensure that employees have sufficient time off work to vote. Persons eligible to vote should be aware of their legal rights to […]

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Workers’ Compensation & Return to Work

Accommodation of a Medical Disability under Workers’ Compensation Law Human Rights Law The issue of the duty to accommodate a medical disability has been reviewed in a previous post. In brief, this obligation requires the employer to consider the nature of the employee’s medical disability and accommodate or adjust the work environment with proper regard […]

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