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Anxiety is a debilitating condition. Unfortunately, it doesn’t receive the attention and recognition it deserves as other physical conditions. “Anxiety disorders are characterized as complex mental health conditions that involve more than just nervousness and stress. It can affect professional productivity, in addition to causing physical pain,” says Bram A. Lecker, a renowned and principal

Everyone experiences occasional moments of sadness. However, persistent feelings of despair or disinterest in daily activities may indicate depression. This serious and pervasive mental health condition requires professional attention and support for effective management and recovery. Depression is one of Canada’s primary causes of disability, representing the largest share of disability claims among mental health

In a move reflecting the intensifying competition and market challenges in the electric vehicle sector, Tesla, the world’s largest automaker by market value, has announced significant layoffs, affecting over 10% of its global workforce. This internal memo, seen by Reuters, underscores the company’s efforts to navigate falling sales and an increasingly aggressive price war within

In recent years, the discussion surrounding parental leave and employment rights has gained significant traction in Ontario. As part of its ongoing commitment to workers’ rights, Ontario has established robust provisions to protect employees taking pregnancy and parental leave. However, recently, we have seen employers pushing back against the established doctrine that pregnant mothers and

An anxiety disorder can severely impact your life, including your ability to perform at work. Unfortunately, mental health disorders often don’t receive the recognition they deserve compared to physical ailments. This lack of understanding can lead your employer and insurance provider to question the necessity of a long-term disability (LTD) claim for anxiety. The challenges

Living with chronic pain and disability is challenging and can affect every part of daily life. If you’re an employee dealing with such a condition, it can lead to additional stresses beyond physical issues, resulting in even more obstacles to navigate. Whether you have difficulty accomplishing simple tasks or face barriers in the workplace, you

Living with an invisible illness can be a daily battle, affecting every aspect of your life, including your ability to work. From chronic pain conditions, like fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases, like lupus, to mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety, invisible illnesses can be debilitating. And it is often misunderstood.  For people struggling to work

By Lecker & Associates  Bell Media’s recent announcement of widespread layoffs and the sale of numerous radio stations has left many employees concerned about their futures. These changes include the discontinuation of multiple television newscasts and other programming cuts affecting stations like CTV and BNN Bloomberg. In light of these developments, it’s essential for affected

Authored by: Soniya Ponniah  Contrary to general belief, there is no law that permitted mandatory (e.g. forced) retirement at age 65. However, companies previously had mandatory retirement policies doing just that. Recent news that former United States Vice President Al Gore, aged 75, is resigning from Apple’s board due to the company’s age-based restrictions for

Over 8 million Canadians experience disabilities since 2022, which may not always be apparent and can range from temporary to long-term. Disability can affect a person’s social integration and overall well-being, but supportive programmes and policies can enhance societal inclusion and improve quality of life. Disability laws ensure that people with disabilities are treated fairly