Are you ready for flood of stress-related compensation claims?

Ontario tribunal rules workplace-related stress could be valid workers’ compensation claim
By Yamri Taddese
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/14/2014

In a decision that has divided employment lawyers, a Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal panel has found chronic workplace-related stress could be a valid claim under Ontario’s workplace insurance system.

Some lawyers say the decision that found provisions restricting claims for work-related stress were unconstitutional and may encourage people who are simply stressed out at work to pursue compensation.