Michael Murphy in workplace.ca | Accommodation of Mental Disability: 4 Steps to help employers mentally prepare
March 19, 2018
By Michael Murphy, at McInnes Cooper
Mentally healthy employees are productive employees. Yet 20% of Canadians experience a mental illness in any given year and 500,000 Canadians can’t work due to mental illness in any given week. Canadian human rights laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on mental disability and impose on employers a “duty to accommodate”. Accommodation can be challenging for employers in any case. Accommodating mental disability poses particular challenges. In his article, Accommodation of Mental Disability: Four steps to help employers mentally prepare (PDF), as published by workplace.ca (a division of The Institute of Professional Management a.k.a. IPM), McInnes Cooper Labour & Employment Lawyer Michael Murphy offers four steps to help employers prepare to meet their duty to accommodate mental disability.
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