Ontario Leads The Way with Disability Legislation for the Workplace

On November 2, 2012, in Ontario, by Jason Hall

The Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act Ontario was recently updated with new regulations for persons. There is a push to ensure this Act is slated to be fully-accessible throughout Ontario by 2025. It was created as “An Act to improve the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by persons with disabilities and to […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Approved by WorkSafeBC

On September 3, 2012, in British Columbia, Canada, Whistler, by Rosalie McLachlin

Traumatized dog-sledder wins claim, but pleads guilty Attention farmers, horse racers, veterinarians, butchers, and tourism operators: if you suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you may successfully file a claim with an organization such as British Columbia’s WorkSafeBC. But at what price? Back in January 2011, the general manager for a Whistler, BC, dog-sledding company […]

Long-Term Disability: What If You’re Employer Goes Broke?

On May 10, 2012, in Canada, Toronto, by Jason Hall

Toronto’s University Avenue, known for years as “Tombstone Row”, is headquarters for the largest number of private insurance companies. And it’s along this broad avenue, that there was some recent rejoicing at the federal government’s 2012 Budget. The private insurance industry was pleased to see the government’s commitment to introducing legislation that requires federally-regulated employers […]

Celebrating Mental Health Week: May 7-13, 2012

On May 5, 2012, in Canada, by Jason Hall

May 7 through 13 is reserved to observe and celebrate Mental Health Week, so what better way to celebrate it than dispel some of the myths and prejudices that surround mental health. Unlike physical health claims, mental health claims are often more nuanced and difficult to verify. It is this nuancing that provides loopholes private […]

What To Do If Your Work-Related Disability Claim Is Denied

On February 29, 2012, in Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Vancouver, by Jason Hall

Chronic stress in the workplace cause is being blamed for increased disability claims in Canada, but as with many mental health issues, its harder to make a case for a disability claim. According to a survey Towers Watson, “Despite growing awareness and action, mental health conditions continue to be the most common reason for disability […]