Canadian court decisions highlight obscure disability benefit rules

Gonzalez, Gloria
May 2006
Business Insurance;5/29/2006, Vol. 40 Issue 22, p21
The article focuses on court decisions which highlight some obscure disability-related liabilities facing Canadian employers as of May 2006. In two cases, courts have held employers responsible for providing disability benefits for an unspecified period after terminating employees, highlighting an exposure that is usually uninsurable in Canada. In another case, a court ruled that employers can be held solely liable for damages when long-term disability benefits are denied incorrectly even if the denial was made by the administrator of the benefit rather than the employer.


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