Disability and Accommodation
Many employees experience temporary or permanent disabilities that affect their ability to do their jobs. At times, a disability may make it difficult for the employee to continue to work, resulting in long periods of absence. During this time, and upon the employee’s return to work, there is often a lot of confusion about how best to manage the situation.
The bottom line is that individuals with disabilities are entitled to be included in the workforce, and we work closely with employers and employees to ensure that everyone understands their obligations and entitlements. We assist with the investigation of accommodation options and seeking creative solutions to accomodation needs. We also help employees who have a contractual entitlement to short-term or long-term disability benefits, and we frequently act on behalf of employees who have been denied disability benefits.