Workplace Safety and Insurance Act Amended to Allow Benefit Entitlement for Chronic Mental Stress

The government’s budget implementation legislation, Bill 127, Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act, recently received Royal Assent. Bill 127 includes amendments to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA) to allow entitlement to chronic mental stress for workplace injuries that occur on or after January 1, 2018. Previously, subsections 13(4) and (5) of the WSIA and…

Catherine Peters Discussed Accommodating Mental Health Issues on Campus on The Agenda

Hicks Morley’s Catherine Peters participated in a panel discussion titled, “Reasonable Accommodation? Necessary or Not?” on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on March 30, 2017. Catherine and her fellow panelists spoke about accommodating student mental health issues on post-secondary campuses. “Accommodation is about leveling the playing field,” Catherine explained, “not about creating unfair advantage.” View video

William LeMay Quoted in Law Times

Hicks Morley’s Will LeMay was quoted in the June 9, 2014 edition of Law Times in an article entitled “Lawyers divided on WSIB stress-claim ruling.” The article discusses a Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal panel decision that chronic workplace-related stress could be a valid claim under Ontario’s workplace insurance system, and that some of…