Returning from disability

One of our employees, who has been on long-term disability for 12 months, now wants to return to work with doctor’s approval. We've lost trust in him and no longer have a position for this employee.
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

One of our employees, who has been on long-term disability for 12 months, now wants to return to work with doctor’s approval. This employee has been with the company for six years. The company, located in Ontario, has lost trust in the employee’s ability to perform in his position and does not have a position for this employee. Can the company refuse his return to work? Can he be given a notice without paying severance?

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