City failed to accommodate after worker suffers seizure

Employee's pay reduced following return to work
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/18/2016

Rob Bossence, a water and wastewater operator with the city of Chatham-Kent in Ontario, won a grievance against his employer after an arbitrator found it failed to accommodate his disability.


Bossence, who had worked in Chatham-Kent for 29 years, had a seizure at work in the summer of 2014. He returned after a short break and performed all of his regular duties with the exception of driving and occasional snow plowing in the winter.