Worker returning from stress leave given menial work, less pay

Ontario woman awarded $29,000
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Blondeau v. Holiday Ford Sales (1980) Ltd., 2005 CarswellOnt 1187 (Ont. C.A.)

A court has awarded $29,000 to an ex-employee of an automobile dealership who was not given her job back when she returned from stress leave.

Carol Blondeau worked for more than 14 years as a service advisor for Holiday Ford Sales. She experienced family tragedies in 2000 and 2001 and in April 2001 took stress leave. She received short-term and then long-term disability payments from Holiday Ford’s insurance carrier.