Visiting: Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton
For Nunavut & Yukon contact the provincial Alzheimer Society closest to you.
If you discover that dementia is the cause, there are a number of things you need to consider.
As an employer, your principal concern is the success of your business. You may assume that an employee with dementia can no longer fulfill his duties and may even present a risk to others. As sad as it might be, you may feel your only option is to terminate him.
That may not be true.
It’s important to consider each situation on a case-by-case basis.
Naresh may still have valuable skills that are important for your business. Understanding where he is struggling and where he can still add value may allow you to adapt his responsibilities instead of having to replace him with someone who is less experienced or less in tune with your business.
It’s also important to recognize what your obligations as an employer are under collective agreements, the Employment Standards Act, the Human Rights Code and the Workers’ Insurance Act.
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