Laurie Jessome has written an article titled “Ontario Employers’ Right to Request Independent Medical Examinations,” published by the Benefits and Pensions Monitor. The article looks at the Bottiglia v. Ottawa Catholic School Board decision.
Writes Laurie: “Many employers have found themselves in a situation where their employee has provided a medical note or doctor’s recommendation that doesn’t seem quite right. But how do you investigate further without invading your employee’s privacy and without breaching your duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code? A recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court ruling may help set these questions straight.”
Laurie goes on to provide details of the decision, along with key takeaways for employers.