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The top 10 employment law stories of 2014

Here is a list of 10 cases that changed the employment law landscape in 2014.

 

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Accommodating employees with mental disabilities

Research estimates that almost one in five Canadian adults will experience a mental illness or addiction. In the last version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – The Fifth Edition (or DSM-5)the number of recognized mental disabilities increased.

 

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Tribunal finds limits on mental health claims unconstitutional

Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) has found that the limit on mental health claims under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (“WSIA”) is unconstitutional.

 

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Should employees talk about mental illness?

This month media campaigns are encouraging people to talk about mental illness. This raises the question about whether employees should talk to their employer about mental illness or remain silent for fear of losing their jobs.

 

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