A decision of the Ontario Divisional Court helps answer questions on how employers can handle employee medical notes or doctor’s recommendations that don’t seem quite right. In ‘Ontario Employers’ Right To Request Independent Medical Examinations’ at the Benefits and Pensions Monitor website, Laurie Jessome, a partner specializing in employment law and chair of the advocacy group at Cassels Brock, explains how in Bottiglia v. Ottawa Catholic School Board, 2017, the Divisional Court says employers do not need legislative or contractual authority to require that an employee submit to an independent medical examination as long as they have reasonable and bona fide grounds for requesting the examination.

excerpt from Benefits and Pension Monitor – ONLINE