Accommodation leads to loss of compensation

Return to work took too long: Union
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/27/2015

Leila Ibrahim filed a grievance against William Osler Health System in Toronto alleging her employer failed to provide her with suitable accommodated work. 

The grievance, however, was for a very specific period of time. While Ibrahim agreed the employer accommodated her when she was on sick leave and when it eventually provided her with accommodated duties, she argued it failed to accommodate her between March 7 and April 24, 2014. 

Ibrahim was absent from the workplace on the advice of her doctor from Nov. 19, 2013, until March 2, 2014, and received sick leave benefits during that period. She provided the employer with a note from her doctor recommending she return to work on a graduated basis with significant restrictions.