New Brunswick lumber operator denied STD benefits despite diagnosis

Worker didn't satisfy 'total disability' definition
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/07/2018

Stress at work, due to the nature of his job, and conflict with a coworker caused an equipment operator to book two weeks off work, after he saw his doctor.

Corey Elliot, who worked for Grand Lake Timber in New Brunswick since 2012, advised his family doctor in June 2017 that various factors at work had caused him to become unable to work. 

The doctor prescribed medication, in addition to time off, for anxiety and depression.