The Mississauga Lawyer Who Can Help with Accommodations for Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries can be a disruption with the potential to change your life. Some employees withstand injuries on the job that make it impossible for them to return to work. In this situation, the employee may be eligible for disability benefits. However, some injuries are less severe, and with reasonable accommodations, the employee may return to work.
Unfortunately, not all employers are willing to accommodate workers who have sustained injuries on the job. This form of discrimination requires legal help from an expert like Gary A. Bennett in Mississauga, ON, who can make the difference between losing a job and keeping one.
What to Expect from Workplace Accommodation
Minor adjustments to workflow or assistive technology can often return an injured employee to work without decreasing productivity. Mr. Bennett will work with you to understand your goals and help you figure out the most responsible, legal way of standing up for yourself so that you can get back to work.
Under the Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA), workers with an injury or disability have the right to request reasonable accommodation from their employer, provided those accommodations don’t represent an undue burden on the employer. By law, these requests should not be grounds for termination or discrimination, and Mr. Bennett can help you understand the process, talk you through your rights, and help you obtain the results you deserve.
The fear of retaliation is often a deterrent for employees when dealing with accommodation requests. However, these rights are provided to you by law, and requesting them can and should be a formal professional process, rather than a complicated or drawn out back and forth fight. Mr. Bennett can not only help you negotiate accommodations, but he can also help you navigate your requests and any other paperwork, so it’s done efficiently and effectively. He will help you position these requests within the proper legal scope, keeping everything professional and reducing undue stress.
Mr. Bennett has over 20 years of experience in employment law and a client-oriented approach. He will partner with you to get the results you deserve and to help you meet your goals. Contact him today for a consultation and find out how Gary A. Bennett can help you by calling (365) 800-2090.