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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Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law

Sexual Harassment & Workers’ Compensation The pending amendments to Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation Act, to be effective January 1, 2018 basically lowers the threshold for a claim based on emotional trauma where the worker has suffered “chronic or traumatic mental stress” arising out of and in the course of employment. This new law may have a […]

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