I became ill with anxiety and depression due to my employer not accomodating me after returning to work after a workplace injury.
I was able to return to my pre injury position after 8 weeks of being on wsib however my employer wanted to put me into a completely different position in a different location going from a day to night shift. I had already been fired from the position they were trying to put me in a year and a half prior and given the position I was in when I injured myself.
I told my employer I could not do the position, I was already let go from it and they insisted I had to. I asked to be accomodated because I was having so much anxiety over returning to a position I had been fired from and they said I had no choice.
My doctor diagnosed me with anxiety and depression over it all and I was off work for a month with no contact from my employer.
I felt that it was constructive dismissal and resigned. WSIB is investigating as to why my employer did not return me to my pre injury position but it has been 6 weeks since I have heard anything after leaving numerous messages.
I am receiving ei sickness benefits at the moment.
My question is, if I became ill and was employed fo 30 days but then had to resign, can I still claim benefits even though I resigned but illness started while employed?
I contacted the insurance company and they are saying I need to speak with employer as the employer knows what the contract states however I do not think the employer will cooperate with me at this point. The insurance company says the date I was still on the plan was 2 weeks after resigning. My employer for the month I was ill prior to resigning never suggested anything anout benefit options, it was not until an ei representative advised that I should look into this that I realized I may be entitled to either short or long term benefits.
Thank you in advance!