Articles 2019

Aujourdʼhui
Aujourdʼhui

The duty to accommodate: does the origin of the disability matter?

  • 27 mars 2018
  • Nathalie Léger and Amy Nguyen

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada sheds new light on how to consider employers’ duty to accommodate when dealing with an injured worker. In Quebec (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) v. Caron, 2018 SCC 3, the Court unanimously decided that “the duty to reasonably accommodate disabled employees is a fundamental tenet of Canadian and, more particularly, Quebec labour law. ”

Droit constitutionnel, libertés civiles et droits de la personne, Accidents de travail

It's Not a Treasure Hunt: A Judicial Review of a WSIAT Decision on what is "Reasonably Incidental to Employment"

  • 20 mars 2017
  • Dan Revington

This insightful article highlights the deference the courts give to decisions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT), noting that review of a decision will be on the "organic whole, without a line-by-line treasure hunt for error." As an added bonus, the article also provides a reminder that remote work locations create exceptions for what will be considered "reasonably incidental to employment".

Accidents de travail

Reluctance of Reconsidering Decisions

  • 07 juin 2016
  • Michelle M. Lomazzo

Policy 11-01-14, Reconsiderations of Decisions, states, “The WSIB may reconsider any decision made by it and may confirm, amend or revoke the decision. The WSIB may do so at any time if the WSIB considers it advisable to do so.”

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Accidents de travail

Bill 163: First Responders with PTSD

  • 11 avril 2016
  • Stephen Roberts and Claire Bebbington

Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responder’s Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), 2016, moved quickly through the Legislature with support from all parties.

Accidents de travail