When Teck Coal, a Canadian coal miner, dismissed an employee for dishonesty and excessive absenteeism, the employee sued for wrongful dismissal because he claimed "the company didn't accommodate his mental disability, which was the reason for his misconduct". His claim was based on his alcoholism. After medical experts reported he was not addicted to alcohol but had "long-term difficulties coping with life," the Alberta Arbitration Board found that his patterns of behaviour were not a mental dis...

BPIR Categories

9.3.8 Dismissal and providing outplacement support
9.8.1 Manage labour-management relationships.
13.8 Manage legal and ethical issues
9.6.4 Manage & administer employee benefits

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