Cancer is the leading cause of premature death in Canada and is one of the leading causes of death in the country, responsible for approximately 30 percent of deaths each year. Forty percent of Canadians will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. As a result, employers must deal with both the risk and effects of both occupational and non-occupational cancers in their workplace.
Last year, I reminded employers of the danger of failing to continue disability benefits after dismissing an employee and providing pay in lieu of notice. An important case has now passed through the Ontario Court of Appeal...
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