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“Reinstatement in relation to a disability which is highly stigmatized”

  • September 16, 2015
  • BakerLaw
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A recent ruling from the Manitoba Human Rights Commission has set an “important precedent – reinstatement in relation to a disability which is highly stigmatized,” according to David Baker.

The Commission ruled that the worker in question, who was fired three years ago for her alcohol addiction, was discriminated against because her alcohol addiction did qualify as a disability, and this “alcohol-related disability” was a factor in the employer’s adverse treatment of her, including her termination.  » Read the rest