Disability in the workplace: Perception mattersEmployers can be liable for discrimination for a perceived disability whether one exists or notBy Ashley Brown12/11/2013|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 12/11/2013 Employers in all jurisdictions across Canada have a legal obligation to protect their employees from discrimination against various grounds under human rights legislation. Disability is one of those protected grounds. But discrimination is not limited to whether or not an employee actually has a disability.Courts have found that the act of discrimination is something that can happen regardless of the circumstances. An employer may think it’s acting proactively when it takes action to deal with an employee it thinks has a disability, but if that employee doesn’t actually have one, look out. Employment lawyer Ashley Brown discusses the difference between perception and reality when it comes to accommodation and discrimination. 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.