Employer failed to accommodate worker

The type of work that the grievor was able to perform did not always justify a full-time position, but neither the employer nor the grievor himself made sufficient efforts to find him the work he could do and was entitled to.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/06/2011

Having worked with restrictions for years following an injury to his knee, a worker grieved when his temporary layoff became permanent while workers with less seniority were returning to work and doing his job.

Hired in 1998, D.J. worked as a general labourer for a manufacturer of pre-cast concrete products.

In 1999, he sustained a work-related injury to his knee. Following surgery and a period of time on modified duties, D.J. returned to his job.