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Tool #3: Legal Issues

icon tool 3The information in Tool #3 has been provided because many employers ask questions on this topic. The legal aspects are actually quite straightforward, with a few key points to keep in mind. This information can help make any hiring process easier, protects the interests of employers, and ensures that the rights of all individuals are respected. Also included are references regarding where to find more information if needed.
It is important to review the laws applicable to an employer’s specific region. Although provincial laws vary, there are core fundamental concepts.

The duty to accommodate applies in relation to any aspect of employment, including pre employment texting, work environment, training and/or promotions.

Applicants and employees don't have an obligation to disclose a disability. However, in some cases this would become a legal obligation.

The Supreme Court of Canada has stipulated that a person's disabilities must be accommodated unless the employer or service provider can prove that doing so would be an "undue hardship."

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