Although the employer has a positive obligation stemming from the current human rights legislative scheme in Canada, the employee also has obligations that must be met in order to benefit from an accommodation request.
As an employee requesting accommodation, you must:
* Identify and communicate, in writing, the need for accommodation to your supervisor;
* Provide the necessary information and documentation to support the accommodation request;
* Maintain open lines of communication with the employer and the union and inform all parties involved if there are any changes to your situation; and,
* Cooperate with the employer and the union to find the appropriate accommodation solutions.