A man worked as a valet driver. He took a medical leave as he had been told that he was at high risk for a heart attack and was waiting for surgery. When he returned to work he brought a letter from his doctor stating that he could go back to work immediately with no restrictions.

The employer told him that he’d been replaced and there was no work for him. The Centre wrote letter to the employer and they responded by offering him a few hours of work per week.

The Centre negotiated a settlement before the hearing that included:

  • Financial compensation for the right to be free from discrimination;
  • Reinstatement within 14 days to his position with a guarantee of at least 30 hours per week.