A supermarket fired a warehouse manager for allegedly exaggerating his injuries and making abusive phone calls to management at night. Hours after signing a release, the manager filed a disability discrimination complaint against the company. The manager claimed that the release was invalid noting that he had scrawled “signed under duress” on the document before faxing it to HR. But the Human Rights Tribunal disagreed.
Although the manager was under stress, he understood the release and wasn’t coerced into signing it [Heil v. Canada Safeway Ltd., 2011 AHRC 7 (CanLII), Nov. 30, 2011].