Disability accommodation (Ontario, Canada specifically)
December 1, 2011 4:21 PM Subscribe
To what extent can a company accommodate a disabled person? Ontario, Canada specifically.
posted by raintree to law & government (6 answers total)
My friend, a web developer, runs a company with three other people. Recently, another developer joined their team (my friend did not interview or hire him; the hiring process was done by another owner). While the new developer has three advanced degrees, he has no programming or web development experience. He also has Aspergers syndrome. My friend, who is the only other web developer in the company currently, directly supervises him. From what I understand, the new employee works 50+ hour workweeks, but is unable to accomplish most of the work laid out for him or meet any deadlines. Deciding that the web development work was too advanced for him, he was switched to another department. This didn't change work performance. He needs to have my friend repeat what needs to be done, step by step, which also impacts my friends' work performance as the chief developer. I understand it is a slippery slope considering the employee has Aspergers. My question is: how much is one legally obliged to accommodate a disabled person?