Employer failed to accommodate worker

The company claimed it had no jobs that the employee could do with his medical restrictions. However, it had relied on a third party consultant for that assessment and not actually done its own homework.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/14/2011

Informed by his employer that his work restrictions could no longer be accommodated, a worker grieved.

A production operator at an auto parts manufacturer since 1993, D.N. sustained injuries on July 26, 2007 when he was hit in the company parking lot by a vehicle driven by another employee.

D.N. received workers’ compensation and eventually returned to work. However, on October 31, 2007, D.N. reported experiencing numbness in his legs while at work. He was sent to the hospital and directed to have a compensation board Functional Abilities Form (FAF) filled out.