February 1, 2013
“Rule, Britannia!” contains a line “Britannia, rule the waves.” In 2013, the Appeals Tribunal must follow in Britannia’s wake and attempt to deal with one giant wave from 2012 which swamped the Tribunal with appeals. More on Message of the Chair...
November 14, 2012
The Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 (ATAGAA) required that the Tribunal develop a series of Public Accountability Documents. More on Public Accountability Documents...
May 16, 2012
This paper reviews some of the many legal, factual and medical issues which the Tribunal considered in 2011. More on Highlights of the 2011 Cases...
Highlights of Noteworthy Decisions
Whether a worker, who had been pursuing his claim in another province, was entitled to an extension of the time to file a claim in Ontario.
Whether a union representative could represent a worker of a different union under the provisions of the Law Society Act or for reasons of fairness.
Whether an employer was entitled to cost relief for mental disorder suffered by its worker after the worker witnessed a motor vehicle accident.
The Board must prepare an LMR plan in consultation with the worker but the Board is not required to follow the worker's wishes.
Whether an R2 FEL award, which was withheld because it did not receive final review by the 60th month after initial FEL determination, can be restored retroactively.
Whether a worker had entitlement for sponsorship for self-directed job search activities under the Board's work transition policies.
Whether a driver and transport company from out of Ontario had a substantial connection to Ontario so as to bring them within the scope of the WSIA.
Review of previously denied claim by a firefighter for a heart attack in 1973 under amendments to the WSIA.
Consideration of availability of employment for the worker in the identified SEB.
Whether evidence related to time period after the time period being addressed in the appeal could be used in the hearing.