Disabled employee fired for misleading employer

Difference between the way worker carried herself at work and that observed outside of work was like ‘night and day’
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 06/25/2014

Making an effort to accommodate an employee’s disability is required under employment law principles, and employers must do everything reasonable and within their ability to make arrangements — whether it means modified duties, modifications to the work environment, or flexible working hours — to the point of undue hardship. However, the accommodation process requires participation not just by the employer, but also the employee. If the employee doesn’t do her part or is dishonest about her requirements, it can free the employer of its duty to accommodate — and might seal the fate of the employee’s employment.