Duty to Accommodate

Duty to Accommodate

Employers have an obligation and duty to accommodate employees to ensure that a disabled or injured employee is still able to participate meaningfully in the workplace. This means that an employer has an obligation to adjusts rules, practices and policies to accommodate reasonable requests from employees.

Employers are responsible for ensuring that employees with disabilities have equal opportunity, equal access and can enjoy equal benefits to those working without disabilities in the workplace.

David Ertl has been a trusted advisor to employers for 20 years, be it corporations, non-profits, partnerships, or sole proprietor ships.

Ertl Lawyers works closely with human resource professionals, managers, and owners to make sure that they are accommodating individuals in the right way.

What We Help Employers With:

Ertl Lawyers helps employers to, among other things:


  • Evaluate requests for accommodation
  • Determine if a request is considered undue hardship
  • Assist in developing appropriate accommodations based on requests
  • Create policies and procedures to help provide accommodations
  • Create policies to ensure the workplace is free from harassment and discrimination
  • Identify and eliminate rules that have a discriminatory impact
  • Determine when frustration of contact has occurred

We Can Help Your Business Too

Ertl Lawyers works with employers on issues of accommodation across all industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Small Business
  • Professional Services
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Tech Start-Ups
  • Agricultural
  • Construction
  • Commerce
  • Trades

Andrea is our go to professional for guiding us through the often complicated world of “accommodations”, in particular, disability accommodation.  We have no doubt that she has helped us maintain a high standard of positive relationships with our employees.



Need Expert, Reliable & Affordable Employment Counsel? You Found Us.

We are employment counsel to small and medium-sized businesses across Ontario.
We provide outstanding service in employment matters including:

Contract Drafting
Workplace Policies
Hiring and Dismissals
Human Resources Advice
Litigation Counsel
Duty to Accommodate
Workplace Investigations
Legislative / Regulatory Compliance

Call us today. Our help can make all the difference.

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