Duty to accommodate

People with disabilities face many kinds of barriers on a daily basis. These can be physical, attitudinal or systemic.

People with disabilities face many kinds of barriers on a daily basis. These can be physical, attitudinal or systemic. Employers must proactively identify and eliminate rules, policies, practices and standards that have a discriminatory impact in the workplace.

Updates

October 18, 2011

PSAC won on behalf of a member who requested accommodation due to environmental hypersensitivity. The member worked for the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development. Her doctor recommended that she work from home, in order to reduce her exposure to the environmental factors that were making her sick.

PSAC’s guide to the duty to accommodate

Man with cerebral palsy using a computer

Employers must make every reasonable effort, short of undue hardship, to accommodate workers who fall under a ground of discrimination within human rights legislation.