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eligibility for disability benefits

Myths and misunderstandings regarding employees on leave

As more employees spend time on leaves of absence, employers seem to be struggling to understand their rights and obligations…

 

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Employer and insurer both breached privacy of employee

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta has determined that an employer violated the Personal Information Protection Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act when it disclosed more information than necessary to determine the employee’s eligibility for disability benefits, and that the group insurance provider used the information without consent.

 

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