A woman sustained a head injury when she simply walked into a pole. It was not a dramatic accident, but the consequences were severe – she had memory problems, her speech was slower and she was, in her sister’s words “not the same person.”

Initially, she returned to work, but because of her concussion, she eventually had to go on leave.

She was fired by letter after she provided a doctor’s note stating that she was not yet ready to come back to work.

The Centre negotiated a settlement that included:

  • Financial compensation for the right to be free from discrimination;
  • Human rights training by an external expert for the owner of the company and all managers;
  • Agreement she can pursue LTD claim in civil court despite release.