Employer’s heart isn’t in accommodation effort

Company refused to change accommodation offer after receiving new information about employee’s limitations
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 01/26/2010

An Ontario company thought it made a reasonable accommodation offer to an employee coming back from heart surgery. However, when the company refused to change its original proposal after the employee told it of additional medical limitations, it failed to live up to its duty to accommodate to the point of undue hardship, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.