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Last chance agreement vs. duty to accommodate

Worker with addiction and anxiety issues was on second last chance agreement

Worker takes a fall outside workplace, files claim for injuries

Worker was unable to work following injuries; fell on way into building where she worked

Pregnant worker’s contract not renewed

Employer claimed five-months-pregnant employee couldn't fulfill one-year contract and had no intention to hire her full-time

Sensitive employee raises stink over workplace scents

Employee became irate and walked off the job after detecting someone wearing a scent, which was against company policy designed to accommodate his sensitivity

Co-op worker not co-operative with medical information

Existing medical note expired without employee's return to work

Worker surfing for porn at work rides the wave out of a job

Employee claimed stress in personal life created need to escape by accessing pornography on work computer

Worker fired for moonlighting after calling in sick

Worker called in sick to work at other job
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