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Supreme Court ‘integrates’ duty to accommodate into Quebec’s injured workers’ legislation

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 5:27 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court has ruled that Quebec employers have a duty under the province’s injured workers’ legislation to reasonably accommodate those injured in the workplace — even though that duty is not expressly mandated by the statute.

On Feb. 1, seven judges agreed unanimously to send back to Quebec’s Administrative Labour Tribunal (ALT), formerly the Commission des lésions professionnelles, (CLP) the request of special education teacher Alain Caron for an order requiring his employer Centre Miriam, an education centre for persons with intellectual disabilities, to reasonably...