Accommodation request for shorter commute

Employee claimed long commute aggravated medical conditions
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/06/2016

This instalment of You Make the Call features an employee who requested accommodation by being allowed to work from home every day.

Joseph Yue worked for the Bank of Montreal (BMO) as a project manager at its headquarters at First Canadian Place in Toronto for more than 30 years. In 1992, Yue moved to Barrie, Ont., about 100 km north of Toronto, and commuted to Toronto every day, taking about two hours each way. His entire team was located at First Canadian Place.

In 2002, BMO had telecommuting arrangements that allowed some employees to work at a location other than the main office, but these were discontinued in 2004.