Laying off employees on disability leaveMany factors to consider before cutting workers on leaveBy Colin Gibson01/14/2009|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 01/14/2009 Question: As a result of the current economic downturn, our company will be implementing layoffs and we may need to close one of our plants permanently. We have several management and unionized employees who are currently absent on short-term or long-term disability leave. Can we lay them off or terminate their employment? If so, will this affect their ability to continue collecting disability benefits? To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.