No discrimination against worker with disability who quit

Employer implemented accommodation measures and investigated harassment complaint, but worker became impatient and quit
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/29/2019

Employers must be attentive when an employee reveals a disability and requests accommodation, especially if the employee already has performance issues that could be related to the disability. But accommodation doesn’t have to be perfect, just reasonable.

A British Columbia worker has lost her claim of discrimination based on her disability after she quit when her employer’s accommodation efforts didn’t satisfy her.

Sarah Raudales was hired by the B.C. Interior Health Authority in June 2016 to fill in for a psychiatric nurse on maternity leave at Swan Valley Lodge, a residential care facility in Creston, B.C. Because it was a part-time role, Raudales had another job as well.