A nurse was diagnosed with breast cancer, and took a long term medical leave to receive treatment. The treatment limited her ability to lift and reach, affecting her ability to return to her old position.

When she was ready to return to work, our client asked if she could come back to a position that would accommodate her physical limitations. She applied to numerous alternative positions over the following months without success.

Eventually she was given a nursing position that respected her limitations, and continues to work at the hospital.

The HRLSC negotiated a settlement that included:

  • Financial compensation for the discrimination during the period of unemployment after her recovery.