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O Feature Disability Management and Duty to Accommodate: The Need for Good By Selena McBride mployee files document the mutual understanding between employees and their employer regarding policies, performance expectations, goals and opportunities. They are also the central storage site for critical records such as employee data, benefit plan enrolment forms, beneficiary designations, and documentation of employee communication. Both electronic files and traditional hard-copy files facilitate the documentation of information/events and assist in the communication of information between past and present HR team members. When it comes to disability management and duty to accommodate legislation, the importance of thorough record keeping practices becomes even more critical in situations involving employee relations issues and legal proceedings. Employers must exercise due diligence in documenting the steps taken to provide the necessary accommodations in the case of a disabled employee. Disability management professionals must ensure that there is full documentation of the steps taken to understand and accommodate the employee’s specific functional limitations and Documentation E 20 O NETWORK O Spring 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Network - Spring 2011

Network - Spring 2011
HRIA President’s Message
Legal Precedents Clarify Accommodation Procedure
Thank You!
Accommodation: Have a Plan and Stick to It
Disability Management and Duty to Accommodate: The Need for Good Documentation
Accommodating Disability, Not Bad Behaviour
Common “Mistakes” In Accommodation and How to Avoid Them
Case Studies: Managing Workplace Back and Neck Injuries
Accommodating Addictions in the Workplace
Duty to Accommodate – Employee Responsibilities
The Separation of Church and Work
When to Cut Sick Staff Off
The HR Office
Index of Advertisers

Network - Spring 2011