Duty to Accommodate
Ontario Human Rights Commission issues "Policy and guidelines on discrimination because of family status"
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has recently issued "Policy and guidelines on discrimination because of family status". The Policy contains the Commission’s interpretation of provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code relating to family status.
The employee had 13 years of service and worked in a Bell call centre.
She went on maternity leave. Her baby was born with a heart defect. The physician recommended that she breastfeed as long as possible in order to strengthen the baby's immune system. Further to this, the employee developed a breastfeeding schedule that required a feeding at 4:30 pm every day.
The employee's usual shift was from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. On rare occasions she worked from 8:15 to 4:15. read more »
Roper Greyell, a labour and employment law firm in BC, has published a brief on "Accommodation of Employees With Substance Abuse Addictions".
The brief summarizes the BC Court of Appeal's decision in Health Employers Assn. of B.C. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital) v. B.C. Nurses' Union, 2006 BCCA 57.