A new law introduced by the Liberals will make it harder for lawyers to get disability discrimination compensation if they are paid by an employer who denies employment to someone with a disability.
In a news release, Minister of Employment and Social Development Pierre Poilievre said the law will also make it more difficult for disability discrimination lawyers to receive disability compensation from employers.
It will also provide better protection for workers with disabilities in the workplace.
It is also part of the Liberals’ commitment to bring in a new disability compensation system by 2021.
The law, which was introduced last week, also will increase the maximum allowable amount for disability compensation for employees who have been terminated or laid off for disability, which will be $8,400 per year for the 2016-17 year.
This amount will increase to $10,000 in 2019-20.
The government also plans to increase the disability compensation amount for workers who were laid off or laid-off in the same year, from $8 to $12,000.
The new disability discrimination rules will come into effect on July 1, 2021.
If you are an employee or employee’s representative of an employee who is disabled, you may be eligible for disability and related benefits under the Employment Standards Act.
You can contact the Employment and Human Rights Tribunal for more information on how to file a claim.