Human Rights Commision Information
are certain careers that cannot be contemplated if you do not have seizure
control (e.g.: truck driver, bus driver, heavy equipment operator) pilot.
Most employers have a policy of non-discrimination.
The information below outlines the rights and responsibilities of the
employee and employer regarding the accommodation of an employee’s
It is expected by the Human Rights Commission that the employer will
accommodate an employee’s disability.
It responsibility of the employee, to provide information that may
include doctors notes, and medical reports to support his or her claim
that they need or require accommodation in the work place for his/her
disability or needs time off to deal with his/her disability.
A disability does not include the following examples, flu, stress, a
broken limb, or an eye infection. A disability is a condition that is long
term, permanent, and carries a degree of severity.
The following are examples of a disability cancer, diabetes, visual
impairment, chronic back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and alcoholism.
The employee must provide sufficient information that will enable the
employer to accommodate the disability.
An employer is entitled to information about the employee’s illness in
order to determine a means to accommodate him/her during their absence, or
upon the employee’s return to work, and in the context of his/her work.
If an employee has not been cooperative providing information, the
Commission would not expect an employer to keep an employee’s position
open indefinitely or accommodate that employee.
If an employee is no longer able to perform job functions that they were
hired for, the employer is expected to try and find another area in which
that employee could work. This may require the training of the employee in
a new position it is expected that the employer will provide that
training, up to the point of undue hardship.
If you should have any further questions contact a complaint analyst at
the British Columbia Human Rights Commission.
web site www.bchrc.gov.bc.ca
Toll Free 1-800-663-0876