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Decision emphasizes that employer must avoid stereotypes and assumptions about addiction

In All Posts, Cultural Rights by Christie McLeod0 Comments

A Government-appointed human rights adjudicator found that a woman was discriminated against by her employer, the Northern Regional Health Authority, because it could not demonstrate that it had reasonably accommodated her disability-related needs. After reporting to work smelling like alcohol on one occasion, the woman was suspended.  Although she admitted to struggling with alcohol use and was willing to seek …