MK Disability Lawyers partner Leanne Goldstein was honoured to be featured in an article recently by Legal Matters about how substance abuse should be seen from a place of empathy. Please see an excerpt reprinted below, and visit the Legal Matters website to read the full article.
Goldstein, a partner at MK Disability Lawyers, says many people do not think of consulting a disability lawyer when their employment is threatened or they are fired due to absenteeism, poor performance or interpersonal challenges that can result from dependency.
“ the focus is often on an employee’s poor performance. But sometimes at the root of the issue is alcohol or substance use,” she tells LegalMattersCanada.ca. “Andit is not uncommon that when employers find out that people are abusing alcohol or drugs, they use it as a way to create a punitive scenario when it really should be considered
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