Housing Corporation Didn’t Reasonably Accommodate Worker’s Injury

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A patrol officer at a public housing complex injured his knee. When he was able to return to work, the housing corporation offered him a job dealing with a backlog of parking tickets. The worker asked to be allowed to do the job at a different location that didn’t require as much driving and walking. The corporation refused. The Human Rights Tribunal concluded that the corporation failed to reasonably accommodate the worker. It could have let him do the job somewhere else that was sufficiently secure to address privacy concerns. It could also have let the worker park in an underground garage at that location to reduce the amount of walking he’d have to do [Boyce v. Toronto Community Housing Corporation, [2010] HRTO 520 (CanLII), April 7, 2010].