ISSUE 60, OCTOBER 2015
ASK A LAWYER:
My insurance company forced me to return to
work even though I am disabled. I am struggling and
cannot continue working. Do I have to submit a new
The question of whether a new claim must be
submitted if you cannot continue will usually depend
on the “Recurrent Disability” provision in the policy,
or the clause in the policy that deals with the impact
an attempt at returning to work will have on future
entitlement in the event that ther return attempt
fails. You should carefully review the policy terms
in your specific case to see how this works in your
My employer did not try to accommodate me at
all. What should I do?
If you and your health care providers believe
you are ready to return to work, but you require
accommodation, such as modified work duties, hours
or modification of your workspace, your employer
is required to provide reasonable accommodation
in accordance with various laws. If your employer
refuses to accommodate your reasonable requests,
you could consider filing a human rights complaint
or taking legal action, for which you should consult
an employment lawyer, who may be able to assist.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that more than
three million Canadians have been
diagnosed with diabetes?
There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1
diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and
adolescents. It occurs when the pancreas is unable
to produce insulin. Approximately 10% of people
with diabetes have Type 1. The remaining 90% have
Type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the pancreas
does not produce enough insulin or when the body
does not effectively use the insulin that is produced.
Type 2 usually occurs in adulthood, although more
and more children in high-risk population are being
diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes
can result in a variety of complications, such as:
The first step in preventing or delaying the onset
of these complications is recognizing the risk
factors, as well as signs and symptoms of diabetes.
For information about the signs and symptoms of
diabetes, and diabetes resources, please visit the
Canadian Diabetes Association.
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