Cognitive Disabilities & the Duty to Accommodate

Human rights law requires an employer to accommodate an employee with a disability. It is very clear that disability includes a mental disability as well as physical. Does this then raise the issue as to what exactly is such a disability? Generally speaking, most physical impediments are quite evident and are typically accompanied by a […]

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Sexual Addiction and Disability in Employment Law

The basis of establishing a disability clearly may include physical and/or emotional issues. The definition of what may or may not be considered a disability in an employment context is ever-evolving within Canadian employment law. Basics of the Theory One recent case out of Nova Scotia considered whether a person claiming an addiction to sex […]

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Mental Disability & Human Rights

The Basics Employers in Ontario are required to take reasonable steps to accommodate a disability, including a mental disability. This is often a difficult task for the employer as the obligation is indeed a strict one which must be provided unless there is “undue hardship” preventing this. Recent Case A court in Saskatchewan recently reviewed […]

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Cannabis and the Workplace

The recent legalization of recreational use of cannabis has quite naturally raised the issue of marijuana in the workplace. This question is not as simple as one might expect. This is the second in a series of posts dealing with workplace cannabis issues. We reviewed the issue of the unfair denial of medical cannabis under […]

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