Employer Did Not Discriminate When Work Schedule Altered

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2011

Accustomed to a lot of latitude in juggling the demands of her job and the responsibilities of caring for her developmentally challenged son, a worker for a Social Services Agency said that downsizing and organizational changes implemented by her employer discriminated against her on the basis of family status.

A Support Co-ordinator employed by a provincially funded agency that assists persons with disabilities, M.H. was a “front line” worker with 20 years’ service to her employer.

As a regular part-time employee, M.H. augmented her regular 22 hours per week with 10 hours per week credited as health and safety co-ordinator, which made her eligible for workplace benefits.