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Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases

Quebec employers can now challenge the CSST statements of imputed costs

On April 20, 2015, Quebec’s worker’s compensation board, the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (the CSST) adopted a new policy on the right to medical aid which provides terms and conditions governing a worker’s right to medical aid as a result of an employment injury.

 

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Quebec’s age-based workers’ compensation rule is discriminatory

A Quebec workers’ compensation tribunal has ruled that reducing injured workers’ income replacement benefits at the retirement age of 65 is unconstitutional because it discriminates on the basis of age, contrary to both the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (section 10) and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (section 15).

 

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