Questions about long-term disability benefits

Is a worker in prison entitled to long-term disability benefits? • Should an employer continue to pay employer contributions for insured benefits like health care or dental care when the employee is on LTD?
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Both reader questions in this issue deal with employees who are receiving long-term disability (LTD) benefits.

There is no obligation on the part of employers to provide benefits such as a long-term disability plan. An employee’s right to LTD benefits does not arise pursuant to any legislation, such as Ontario’s

Employment Standards Act