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Yes, You Can Still be Fired if You Are on Long-Term Disability. But Companies Must Beware

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Can you be fired while you are receiving Long-term disability (LTD) benefits? Contrary to popular belief, the answer is, ‘Yes.’ Does that surprise you? You are not alone. It is a common misconception LTD status shields an employee from termination. In fact, an employer can fire any employee at any time, including while on LTD, subject to few exceptions.

BY HOWARD LEVITT AND ROB LILLY

Howard Levitt is Senior Partner of Levitt Sheikh, employment and labour lawyers with offices in Toronto and Hamilton. He practises employment law in eight provinces. He is the author of six books, including the Law of Dismissal in Canada. Rob Lilly is a Partner at Levitt Sheikh.

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED HERE: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/yes-you-can-be-still-be-fired-if-you-are-on-long-term-disability-but-companies-must-beware

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