On December 13, 2021, the Accessible Canada Regulations came into force under the Accessible Canada Act. Federal employers and employees should take note as there are several new requirements. 1. The Basics Under the new rules, employers are obligated to create an accessibility plan, establish and publish an anonymous feedback process and produce progress reports. […]
Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an article outlining the types of medical documentation required when a disability claim is made for accommodation. To read the full article and the OHRC policy statement, click here.
When an employee makes a disability-related request for accommodation, the employer has a legal duty to accommodate the request up to the point of undue hardship. However, problems can arise when an employee provides medical documentation too ambiguous to support the request, or when an employer requests more medical information than is required to determine […]