Employer Not Responsible for Stalled Accommodation

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/01/2011

Charging that the employer was responsible for delays in accommodating a pregnant worker, the union grieved.

The first production worker at the steel mill to become pregnant, T.T. notified the employer of her status on March 23, 2010 and said that she would be unable to continue in her current job.

Three weeks later, the employer wrote to T.T. informing her that her pregnancy in and of itself was not a valid reason for not attending work. She was advised to consult her doctor and provide the company with documentation on what job tasks she could not perform. That letter was also copied to the union.