Discussion of Pourasadi v Bentley Leathers decision of the HRTO, in which employer's duty to accommodate did not extend to permanently altering the essential duties of the position, or to assigning the essential duties to other employees; physical restrictions in the workplace.
A look at Section 13 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code through the Rsh v BC HRTO case, covering the employer's duty to accommodate. Union involvement from the Richmond Firefighters Association represented bagining unit employees in the City of Richmond's Fire Department.
Reiterates that standards in the workplace should be as inclusive as possible, and that litigation in cases such as Meorin and Grismer could help to seriously advance substantive equality for those with disabilities.
Official Note: "This paper was prepared for the 'Chains & Links: Human Rights Activism Conference" convened by the Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights at the University of Saskatchewan. The conference was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, November 1-2, 2007."; Discussion and analysis of VIA Rail Canada Inc v Canadian Transportation Agency, 2007 SCC 15.