Last year an Ontario man was caught red-handed masturbating in his office cubicle. Following several more unseemly incidents, the worker was finally dismissed. He would later petition the human rights tribunal, arguing that his rights were violated by the employer. The tribunal disagreed, proving that accommodation does have its limits.
In a separate case, a man whose sex drive soared out of control following a head injury at work is fighting for $3.5m in compensation from his former employer. The worker now claims the accident has stripped his sexual inhibitions and is wrecking his marriage. He has resorted to pornography and prostitutes, while his wife has had to sleep away from him to get some rest.
And this week, CNN’s chief legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, was observed pleasuring himself during a Zoom call with work colleagues. One of the witnesses was reportedly traumatized by the incident and has taken leave, potentially paving the way for a costly workers’ comp claim.
In the article below, employment lawyer Howard Levitt discusses Toobin’s case in the context of accommodating worker disability, workplace investigations, and employee addiction.