Employee scheduled for layoff becomes disabled

Does an employee on notice have to be accommodated?
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian Employment Law Today


We are laying off several employees and have given them notice. However, one of the employees has ­suffered an injury and become disabled. Normally, we would be able to accommodate the employee by restructuring his job but since his time left is limited it might be more trouble than it’s worth. How far do we need to go to accommodate an employee on notice who won’t be around much longer?