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Illness, absenteeism, and the duty to accommodate are among the most challenging areas of labour and employment law. Many practitioners and advocates spend their entire career struggling to make sense of the underlying principles.

The objective has been to create a manual that provides the reader with the direction needed to address virtually all aspects of the topic. The manual’s unique format identifies each of the relevant principles and then directs the reader to the discussion and case excerpts that inform that principle.

Illness and Absenteeism is the culmination of three years of full-time development. Authored by Denny Kells, it is published in a loose-leaf format by Dunlop Publishing (Canada) Ltd..

Denny is a partner emeritus with the Winnipeg law firm of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. Denny has consistently been designated by Lexpert as a leading practitioner and has been named by that publication as being one of the leading 500 lawyers in Canada.

Prior to embarking on this project, Denny practiced all aspects of employment and labour law. He brings a unique perspective in that throughout his 29 years of practice with the firm, he consistently acted on behalf of both management and labour. His writing reflects the integrity and fairness that Denny brought to his practice.

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