Duty to Accomodate
Accommodating Employees’ “Family Status”: A Legal Imperative?
In the era of the "sandwich generation", many employees are balancing work with significant family obligations – caring for children, aging parents, or both. Many employers seeking to retain valued employees have been considering and implementing temporary or even permanent flexible work arrangements in an effort to assist employees in balancing their work and family responsibilities.
Dealing with Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
Frustrated by a labyrinth of privacy laws and human rights barriers, employers have become reluctant or sometimes unable to ascertain the mental health of their employees, including those that they suspect of being unstable. But today, Canadian employers are beginning to recognize the benefits and explore the opportunities.
Firing Pasta Maker a Recipe for Disaster
When Richard Flores began a two week medical leave from his job as a pasta maker, he had no reason to think his employment would be in jeopardy. Soon after his return to work from a bout of acute gout arthritis in his foot, however, Flores found himself out of a job.