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I have been cut off from my long term disability benefits as the insurance company feels I no longer meet the depression/anxiety criteria and that covid 19 is not a reason to be on disability, so they paid me out 5 weeks which ends May 31st. I didn't have a choice in the matter. Come June 1st the insurance company advised me that I will have to "hash it out" with my employer as they are no longer available to help me with a gradual return to work since they cut me off and paid me out. They said they contacted my employer and were told that my position pre disability is no longer available to me due to covid 19 (also claimed they had to lay off 2 employees). I'm just curious as to whether I have a case to fight back since my doctor also believes I am not ready to return to work. I believe the employer is trying to get me to quit, since they cannot fire me. Collectively, I have worked there for 18yrs however I did leave for 3 years at one point to get some more credentials behind me. I have been back there since 2008 to present. Thanks for your time.
I have been laid off during the Covid 19 pandemic after almost 18 years of employment. Today my employer rudely advised me that my job description (terms of employment) will change drastically. There will be a partial demotion and preforming a job I physically can not do since I have doctor confirmed Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome and other issues with my employer. I was also told that I will also have reduced hours coming back. He told me to show up Monday if I still wanted my job and to call Sunday night. Can my employer legally do this and give me such a deadline and ultimatum? There is so much more involved but I need to know what I should do regarding this added pressure. Any advise you can give would be greatly appreciated.
I was temporarily laid off with out notice and no choice in the matter. I did not say yes to it. Just given a letter and sent home after 3 hours of my regular shift that day. Collecting EI benefits. Have been for almost 2 months I have been calling my work for updates on my rehiring with no updates they tell me. They have not closed and still working only a small percentage was laid off. They are not staying in contact with updates. Is this legal? What do you suggest? What are my rights? Can I demand my job back?
My company announced they will reduce cost through a Voluntary Workforce Options Program, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic drop ino oil demand and price. They offered me to retire and to give me a severance package. If I accept the offer, do I qualify for EI and/or CERB Benefits? Thank you!