Heeney Vokey LLP’s Toronto employment lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable advocates in the area of disability accommodation. In Canadian employment law and under the Ontario Human Rights Code, employees’ human rights are protected on various grounds, including race, colour, ethnic origin, religion, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital and family status. This means that an employer has a duty to accommodate an employee experiencing a disability wherever possible. Heeney Vokey LLP’s experienced advocates are well-versed in issues related to disability accommodation, and can ensure that your rights are protected and defended.
The employer has an significant obligation to accommodate an employee’s disability-related needs in the workplace to the point of undue hardship. Accommodation of disability is a complicated issue but our lawyers assist clients in understanding their rights and give them sound advice on how to deal with the situation. If you are terminated as a result of an employer’s failure to accommodate your disability, you may be entitled to reinstatement, back wages, general damages and/or severance.
Our Toronto-based lawyers provide employee clients with a full assessment of their rights and options in respect of disability accommodation. Our firm always endeavours to resolve matters with your former employer amicably through a negotiated settlement or a return to work arrangement, but we also have the skill and expertise to litigate matters when that is in the best interest of the employee and the case.
Please contact us to discuss how we can assist.