My wife is in a unionized position and has been on LTD for just under a year. She wants to go back to work when she is able, but the employer is unsure about whether they want her back. Due to some recent negotiations at work, her position (and 3 others) has been eliminated. There are a couple of positions open in other areas of the organization that she could apply for, and has seniority over other applicants.
My question is: Can she be laid-off/fired while on LTD? I guess I figured that she’s ‘protected’ while on LTD and the company can’t just dump her while she’s off.
She is trying to get this figured out with her shop steward, but I thought I’d ask people who may know…
And yes, I know, you are not my lawyer and different jurisdications and all, so YMMV. We will be doing the appropriate research, but I wanted to get an idea of whether this even makes sense to pursue. We are in Toronto.