As an employer, you may need to provide accommodations for your employees. The duty to accommodate to the point of undue hardship is triggered when an employee requests an accommodation based on a ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code for provincially regulated employees or the Canadian Human Rights Act for federally regulated employees.

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Employees may have a disability, illness or other various circumstances that may fall under a prohibited ground of discrimination. If so, an employer is required to make every reasonable effort to alter the workplace, offer assistance, provide equipment, or modify parts of the job to allow the employee to continue to do their work in a meaningful way without barriers.

Our team of lawyers can help employers respond to accommodation requests and assist in the process of making such accommodations keeping in mind employees’ needs but also what is realistic for the employer to provide.

For more information on the duty to accommodate, check out this blog on Accommodation in the Workplace.