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HUMAN RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ISSUES - Discrimination - Duty to accommodate - Undue hardship - Grounds - Disability - Appeals - Jurisdiction of court

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by a grievor, Boxall, from a labour arbitration award in favour of the respondent, BC Place. The grievor worked as an event security officer for the respondent in unionized employment. His employment was terminated for alleged culpable conduct. During the grievance of the dismissal, the grievor was assessed and diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The respondent recognized its obligation to accommodate the grievor's disability, but no agreement was reached on appropriate accommodation. A labour arbitrator directed the respondent to explore further accommodation options. The arbitrator...