Accommodating employees returning from stress leave

Position no longer exists for employee off for several years
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 01/14/2009

Question: We have a 20-year employee who is planning to return to work after being on long-term disability for several years because of stress. His previous office job no longer exists and we don’t feel comfortable placing him in a job with a degree of responsibility similar to the level he was at when he left, even if one was available. We want to accommodate him, but we don't want to jeopardize our operation or trigger another episode of stress leave. What must we offer him in terms of position and compensation?