Sample forms for release of medical information and ability to work

I authorize my treating medical practitioner to provide the following information to the Human Resource person responsible for my file information: The purpose of this form is to provide the patient with the necessary information that they need to give to their employer to help the employer make decisions about accommodating the patient, providing disability …

Steps in the accommodation process

Need for accommodation arises Employee approaches management or union about accommodation need or a pending return to work, or union representative recognizes that accommodation may be needed and discusses with worker Formal and clear request for accommodation is made to the employer (if not done already) If an employee approaches management about accommodation without the …

Accommodations for people with mental health considerations

There is no comprehensive list of accommodations for people who are dealing with mental health issues. Accommodations tend to be based on the individual needs of Employees as well as on the resources available to the Employer. In some instances, a small Employer will be unable to provide the same type of accommodation as a …

Accommodation and the Duty of Fair Representation

(modified from “Accommodating the Mentally Disabled Employee: The Union Perspective” by Catherine Sullivan, BC Government & Service Employees’ Union, Burnaby, BC, with the assistance of Law Co-op Student Patrick Hayes, for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, November 2008) Duty of Fair Representation and Accommodation Accommodation is a multi-party responsibility. The Central Okanagan …

Accommodation: Cautionary Tips

The duty to accommodate is owed to both current employees and job applicants. There are no hierarchies of different forms of accommodation. Therefore, family, religious, disability and other forms of accommodation should each be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Initial accommodation analysis should focus on the employee’s current job. Accommodation is not about avoiding barriers …