No need to go to extremes to protect disability benefitInjured nurse limited to part-timer benefits04/19/2000|Canadian Employment Law Today If an employee is disabled, how far does the employer have to go to preserve that employee’s benefits? Is the employer obliged to find that employee full-time work to preserve the employee’s maximum long-term disability benefits?The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently faced this question in the case of Barbara Smith, a nurse at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandria Hospital. Smith had worked full-time at the Royal Alexandria when she became disabled by a non-work related condition. She attempted to return to work under a program funded by the hospital’s long-term disability insurer, but she was too injured to complete the program. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.