Sponsored by:Employer cleared for delaying employee’s return to safety-sensitive work in B.C.Medical note recommended worker’s return date to Delta lumberyard, but employer requested more information on his mental health, readinessBy Jeffrey Smith07/01/2019|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/27/2019A British Columbia lumberyard was concerned about the seriousness of an employee’s illness and what it meant for his safety-sensitive role as a forklift driver. Credit: TFoxFoto (Shutterstock) A British Columbia employer acted reasonably when it delayed a worker’s return from medical leave an additional three weeks while it ensured it had sufficient medical information to clear the employee for work in a safety-sensitive position, an arbitrator has ruled. Northgate/West Fraser Logistics and TC, Local 31 (Cherak) involved Northgate/West Fraser Logistics, which operates a lumberyard and warehouse in Delta, B.C. The lumberyard has a railway siding running through it, allowing it to receive finished lumber by rail as well as trucks. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.