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Equivalent Employment

Quebec (Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) v. Caron (2018) | 2018 CarswellQue 142 | Supreme Court of Canada

“Equivalent employment” is defined in s. 2 as an “employment of a similar nature to the employment held by the worker when he suffered the employment injury, from the standpoint of vocational qualifications required, wages, social benefits, duration and working conditions”. This arises in circumstances where a worker is technically able to do his pre-injury employment but cannot return to it for reasons unrelated to the injury, such as the elimination of the position [...].
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