When you’re starting to drown between employee concerns, payroll duties and helping your CEO -- HR Insider is there to help get the logistical work out of the way.
Need a policy because of a recent regulatory change? We’ve got it for you. Need some quick training on a specific HR topic? We’ve got it for you. HR Insider provides the resources you need to craft, implement and monitor policies with confidence. Our team of experts (which includes lawyers, analysts and HR professionals) keep track of complex legislation, pending changes, new interpretations and evolving case law to provide you with the policies and procedures to keep you ahead of problems. FIND OUT MORE...
Foreman Can’t Claim Total Disability & Request an Accommodation

After a foreman believed he couldn’t perform his duties due to stress and medical reasons, he wanted to be moved to a heavy equipment operator position that he’d previously held. The employer refused and put him on sick leave. He filed a claim for long-term disability and a complaint, alleging a failure to accommodate. The arbitrator explained that disabled workers don’t have a right to their accommodation of choice nor can they ‘self-diagnose’ their disability. The employer had a right to request additional medical information as to his condition and the work he could perform. In addition, by filing a claim for long-term disability, the foreman was saying he was totally disabled and unable to perform any work at all, much less be a heavy equipment operator. So the arbitrator ruled that the foreman hadn’t proven that the employer failed in its duty to accommodate [Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1193 v. Cape Breton (Regional Municipality), [2014] N.S.L.A.A. No. 4, March 28, 2014].