Failure to accommodate costs employer more than $22,000

Employer was aware of employee’s depression, but didn’t check whether performance and behavioural issues were linked to it before dismissal

Poor performance and bad behaviour by an employee can be a headache for an employer and may set the employee on the road to dismissal. However, though the employer may think things would be easier with the troublesome employee out of its hair, it must be careful to determine whether the problems are caused by a disability.

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