Medical documentation policy clarified

Ontario’s move clears up confusion surrounding accommodation requests: Experts
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/06/2017

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has moved to clear up any lingering confusion around the type of medical documents required to support a request for accommodation at work.

In February, it released a policy statement identifying what medical documentation is to be provided when disability-related accommodation requests are made. Under Ontario human rights law, employers have a legal duty to accommodate to the point of undue hardship.

The commission has provided more clear information on something that has been causing confusion, said Cherie Robertson, senior policy analyst at the OHRC in Toronto.