Category: Workers’ Compensation
In 2014, the Ontario government amended workers’ compensation legislation to make it easier for workers to make claims and be compensated for “mental stress”, i.e. mental illness caused by the workplace. In this post, Christine Davies and Gabriel Hoogers explain how this change has played out in practice and question whether workers really have access to meaningful remedies for mental stress.
Many workers want to sue their employers in court when they become injured or ill at work, but the rules of Ontario’s worker’s compensation scheme mean most won’t get that opportunity. Christine Davies, Gabriel Hoogers, and Simone Truemner-Caron explain why.