Workplace Human Rights & Disability Insurance

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The Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act provide for accommodation of an individual’s disability at work, while other disability insurance policies may be pursued to replace an injured or ill person’s income. Benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance Act only go so far. For example, WSIB only covers disabilities resulting from workplace accidents, and CPP and EI benefits are limited. At Peter A. McSherry Employment Lawyer in Guelph, I help clients consider and pursue Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD) plans that may be more useful to them. Plans have limitations and qualifications, but they can be very beneficial. The complex nature of these plans, the Human Rights Code and disability insurance available from federal agencies should be reviewed and vetted by a highly experienced and resourceful employment lawyer.If your injury or illness affects your ability to perform your job or any job, it is critical that you ensure your rights are protected and your best interests are fought for. Contact me today to schedule an initial consultation by calling my office at 519-821-5465 or by e-mailing me.

Human Rights Accommodation at Work

Employers are required to accommodate the needs of disabled workers in the workplace. If reasonable accommodations can help you better perform your job, if accommodations will help improve your long-term vitality on the job or if any other outcomes can become of reasonable workplace accommodations, I can advocate for your rights under the Ontario Human Rights Code and, for federal entities, the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Qualifying for Disability Insurance Benefits

Strict qualifying standards are prevalent in all STD and LTD benefits, including WSIB, CPP and EI benefits. Your eligibility will be particular to your circumstances and situation, including your ability to participate in job retraining, the severity of your injury or illness, limitation periods, results of independent medical assessments (IMEs), any lapse of your insurance policy and pre-existing conditions in certain cases.

I can help you evaluate these potential issues and prime your case for successfully obtaining the benefits you need and deserve. The resources and experience in this area that I have built since 1997 can benefit your future and your ability to continue working with the appropriate accommodations.

Contact Peter A. McSherry Employment Lawyer | Cambridge for Lawyer Disability Insurance Benefits

As a Guelph workplace human rights lawyer, I can protect your rights, advocate for your best interests with employers and hold insurance providers accountable. Contact me today by phone at 519-821-5465 or by e-mail to schedule a consultation.