Legal Toolbox - ASEQ-EHAQ

ASEQ-EHAQ

L'Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec / Environmental Health Association of Québec

Legal Toolbox

Legal Toolbox

1- Legal Disclaimer

While ASEQ-EHAQ does not dispense legal advice, we recognize the pressing need for comprehensive legal information to assist both the Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) community and legal professionals in navigating this specific legal landscape. 

2- Medical Model VS Social Model of Disability

The document discusses the evolution of disability definitions in Canadian law, transitioning from the medical to the social model, and highlights the importance of societal adjustments for inclusion, using Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) as a key example.

3- Examples of MCS appropriate accommodations

The document outlines accommodations for individuals with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) across various environments like the workplace, home, and public spaces to improve inclusion and quality of life for people with MCS.

4 – Fragrance-Free VS Scent-Free

The document clarifies the differences between the terms fragrance-free, scent-free, and unscented, highlighting their significance for improving indoor air quality and the importance of using a clear and precise terminology.  

5 – The duty to accommodate and undue hardship

The document details the duty to accommodate, and covers the responsibilities and rights of both accommodation providers and seekers as well as the process for requesting accommodations.

6 – Sample Letters to Request Accommodation

The document provides templates for accommodation request letters tailored for individuals with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) to address their needs in various settings, including the workplace, living spaces, service industries, and other unique situations.

7 – Alternative Dispute Resolution

The document provides a comprehensive overview of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods and highlights specific considerations for ADR in cases involving Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and provides resources for further information on dispute resolution.