Disability Related Accommodation
In Ontario, employers must provide their employees with disability related accommodation/needs to the point of undue hardship. Undue hardship is determined on a case-by-case basis but factors that are usually considered in determining whether an accommodation will cause undue hardship for an employer are costs, as well as health and safety requirements. In addition, employers are also required to provide their employees with family status accommodation and ensure that people that require this accommodation have equal opportunities, access, and benefits. Some accommodations include:
- providing alternative jobs;
- amending working hours; and
- working from home.
If an employer fails to accommodate an employee’s disability or family status needs, disciplines them due to their disability, or treats them adversely in some way because of their disability, the employer can be liable to compensate or reinstate affected employees.
If you have requested accommodation or have a disability that negatively impacts your work, contact Mackenzie Law to assist you with your accommodation process. We offer a free consultation.