Supreme Court of Canada decision: Duty to Accomodate (Quebec Charter)

The Supreme Court of Canada released the following decision:


Quebec (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) v. Caron, 2018 SCC 3, File no. 36605


(Workers’ compensation –– Human rights –– Disability rights –– Return to work –– Duty to accommodate –– Worker, victim of employment injury, requesting that employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate pursuant to Quebec Charter of human rights and freedoms be taken into account in determining availability of suitable employment –– Employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate worker with disability not expressly imposed by applicable legislative scheme –– Whether employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate in accordance with Quebec Charter applies to workers whose disability is caused by employment injury –– Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases, CQLR, c. A‑3.001, ss. 236, 239 –– Charter of human rights and freedoms, CQLR, c. C‑12, ss. 10, 16.)