Your Rights as a Disabled Employee

Mar 13, 2017

Employers have additional obligations towards disabled employees.

In addition to rights under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, Ontario’s courts and administrative tribunals have awarded disabled employees special damages for shoddy treatment.

If you have been disabled at work then you have numerous rights under Ontario’s worker compensation laws including the right to be reinstated.

If you have a disability that prevents you from performing all of your job duties then you generally have the right to be accommodated.

If you are showing obvious symptoms of a disability then your employer has a duty to inquire about your accommodation needs.

If your employer has more than 50 employees then it must prepare a written individual accommodation plan for you.

Your employer cannot take your disability into account when making employment related decisions including the decision to terminate your employment.

If you have disclosed a disability to your employer and the employer treats you badly because you are disabled then you may be owed special damages.

If you have been treated differently because you are disabled, or your employer has refused to accommodate your disability, or your employer has refused to bring you back to work following an injury or a disability then you can speak to an employment lawyer about your rights.

If you would like to speak to an employment lawyer at the MacLeod Law Firm, you can reach us at [email protected] or 647-204-8107.

k

Recent Posts

Toronto Office

702 - 2 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON M4W 3E2

Barrie Office

277 - 92 Caplan Avenue,
Barrie, ON L4N 9J2

Collingwood Office

220 - 1 First Street
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 1A1

Contact

Phone

+1 (888) 640-1728

Fax

(866) 883-8445

Email

[email protected]

Toronto Office

702 - 2 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON M4W 3E2

Barrie Office

277 - 92 Caplan Avenue, Barrie ON L4N 9J2

Collingwood Office

220 - 1 First Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1A1

Translate

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!