PTSD, Mental Health Issues and Disability Coverage

An Ontario private member’s bill got a recent boost in public visibility thanks to the efforts of paramedics. The bill proposes to recognize Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) automatically as a work-related injury for first responders. Paramedics participating in the annual Canadian Paramedic Memorial Ride took the opportunity to draw attention to the proposed legislation. … Read More…

Long Term Disability Insurance and the Offset Provision

Long term disability insurance coverage is something of a moving target, it has to be said. Many people believe that once they’ve been awarded LTD benefits, their troubles – at least with their insurance company – are over and they can reasonably count on receiving the amounts they are entitled to as long as they … Read More…

Breach of Contract in Dismissal Case

The judge is deliberating a case in the Far North involving a claim for breach of contract. Sarah was abruptly terminated from her job as an administrative assistant to the CEO of a mining company and she’s alleging that the matter constitutes a breach of her employment contract. Sarah was eager at first to leave … Read More…