Canadian HR Reporter: A stressful liability

“The way stress is approached can vary in different jurisdictions, but in Ontario, for example, the province’s Workplace Safety and Appeals Tribunal found back in 2014 that it was unconstitutional to require work-related stress to be traumatic to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits – this meant mental injuries were treated differently than physical injuries. The Ontario legislature followed this up by enshrining both traumatic and chronic work-related stress as eligible for benefits, effective Jan. 1, 2018.  Also in 2018, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) introduced a chronic mental stress policy that included stress related to bullying, harassment, or other interpersonal conflict in the workplace as potentially eligible for benefits.”

Article: A stressful liability
Author: Jeffrey Smith
Date: August 4, 2022