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Omer’s Case: Labour Law, Wrongful Dismissal and Duty to Accommodate

Background Omer had been working for Air Canada for ten years, doing a job he loved as an airline mechanic, when the company claimed he had abandoned the job. Following an altercation  with a co-worker, Omer was off work suffering from depression. Both he and the co-worker had been suspended, but Omer considered this was...

April 30, 2009

A Glimmer of Hope for Employees

On June 27, 2008, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long awaited decision in Keays v. Honda Canada Inc. Mr. Keays had been a long-term employee at Honda who was off sick as a result of chronic fatigue syndrome. Honda was not satisfied with the quality of his doctor’s notes and requested that Mr....