Creating new positions to accommodate staff

Arbitrator rules police force should “cobble together” a new position to accommodate disabled officer
By Michelle Johal
|Canadian Employment Law Today

The duty to accommodate requires an employer to consider the creation of a position from tasks assembled from various sources. That’s the message the Essex Police Services Board received from an arbitrator in

Re Essex Police Services Board and Essex Police Association

when they attempted, without success, to argue the duty to accommodate did not require them to consider the creation of a first-class constable position for Constable Horoky.