Conference / Seminar

The Intersection of Disability Benefits and Employment – Where Are We Now? (Accredited)

Event Details

October 23, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hicks Morley Toronto Office
77 King Street West, 39th Floor
Toronto, ON



This session will offer a review of the recent legal trends dealing with issues related to disability benefits in the context of employment law. This session will offer a practical review of legal steps, strategies and considerations that can be taken to minimize overall legal risk when dealing with disability benefits in employment.

This session will address:

  • Double Recovery-When is an employee entitled to recover both disability income replacement benefits and pay in lieu of notice/severance? When can these payments be offset against one another?
  • Disability Benefits during Lay-Off/Vacation/Leaves of Absence-Is an employee entitled to disability income replacement benefits during a lay-off, vacation or leaves of absence?
  • Disability during Reasonable Notice Period-Is an employee eligible for income replacement benefits during the common law reasonable notice period?
  • Frustration of Contract-When is a contract of employment truly frustrated? What is the threshold you need to meet? How do you ensure your case is defensible?
  • Damages-Where are our courts going with the award of punitive and aggravated damage in the context of a denial of disability income replacement benefits?
  • Conflicts-How do you as in-house counsel manage the relationship between the employer, insurer and the employee to avoid or minimize potential conflicts?
CPD Logo This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 0.5 Professionalism Hour