A quick reminder that pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (Ontario), Ontario private sector businesses with twenty or more employees are required to file an AODA compliance report every three years. The next deadline is fast approaching – December 31, 2017.
Most accessibility standards requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) are now in effect for large and small organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors across Ontario.
One of the goals of legislation such as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Human Rights Code is to promote accessibility and accommodation in various forums, including the workplace. However, when it becomes clear that, despite accommodating an employee to the point of undue hardship, a disabled employee will never again be able to return to his or her job or be accommodated in another position, what can an employer do?
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