OTTAWA, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has launched Accommodation Works! - A user-friendly guide to working together on
health issues in the workplace, at Canada's leading human rights conference "CASHRA 2014 - Accommodation Works! - Toward a more Inclusive Society"
The guide is an interactive web based tool designed to achieve a common
understanding of the accommodation of health issues in the workplace.
Employers, employees, unions, health care providers, and insurers all
understand accommodation differently. This new guide helps everyone see
the process from the other's perspective. It provides a common language
and standardized guidelines to enable everyone to focus, not on the
process, but on the person.
The guide was launched at the CASHRA 2014 - Accommodation Works! conference hosted by the CHRC in conjunction with the Canadian
Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA), the umbrella
group that represents human rights institutions in Canadian provinces
and territories, with support from the Mental Health Commission of
Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
According to a 2010 Statistics Canada study, work time lost for personal
reasons averaged approximately 9.1 days per worker.
Disability from all sources accounts for anywhere from 4% to 12% of
payroll costs in Canada.
After an absence, employees often need a plan so that they can return to
work and be able to work to their full potential.
"This resource will help family doctors to be able to interact with
workplaces in a more standardized and evidenced-based fashion, to the
ultimate benefit of their patients."
- Dr. Garey Mazowita, College of Family Physicians of Canada
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SOURCE: Canadian Human Rights Commission
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