Disability Management And The Duty To Accommodate

While disputes that arise amongst employers and employees should always be addressed in a timely manner, issues with respect to disability management and the duty to accommodate present unique and complex human rights law issues that an employer should not hesitate to seek advice about.

At Overholt Law, we routinely handle matters involving disability management and the duty to accommodate as a growing part of our employment law and human rights law practice. This area of the law is constantly evolving and presents complex challenges and pitfalls that can be avoided with proactive legal advice and representation. Our firm offers comprehensive legal advice and representation for clients in these areas.

Disability Management, Duty To Accommodate And Employment Law

We are trusted advisors for matters involving:

  • Employment disputes where a party has a physical or mental disability
  • Disability leaves
  • Human rights issues and disability management
  • Advising on the duty to accommodate
  • Advising on disability issues when employees require specific accommodation

The issues involved in disability management and the duty to accommodate are fact-specific, and the nature of the advice that we provide to clients depends on their unique individual circumstances. Our lawyers are well-versed in provincial and federal legislation, and we have a track record of assisting clients with regards to this area of law.

Contact The Team At Overholt Law

To contact the lawyers at Overholt Law, please call 778-653-7561 or 877-296-1161. You may also contact our team online to schedule your consultation. The firm is located in Vancouver, and our lawyers represent clients located throughout BC and beyond. We have the skills to undertake work for clients based in international locations for their legal issues that arise in British Columbia.

Notable Experience

Acted as advisors on human rights issues, including the employer duty to accommodate arising from employee drug/alcohol addiction and testing of employees.

Publications

THE GROWING COST TO EMPLOYERS FOR FAILING TO ACCOMMODATE DISABLED EMPLOYEES