Corrections officer can’t have gun, won’t travel

Corrrections Canada discharged employee after it couldn't find a job for him after he developed anxiety
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/07/2009

This instalment of You Make the Call involves a dispute over whether an employee was able to do his job after a disability leave.

Richard Sioui was a correctional officer at Donnacona penitentiary near Quebec City. He supervised other officers, did front-line work with inmates and responded to crises when they sprung up. On Nov. 16, 2001, Sioui witnessed a violent altercation between an inmate and another officer. Combined with an incident he had with an inmate two years previously, Sioui developed post-traumatic stress disorder and had to stop working.