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We ask that visitors attending WCAT for oral hearings refrain from wearing scented personal hygiene products. Exposure to scented products can trigger a reaction which may require the vice chair to postpone the oral hearing.

Technical Difficulties with WCAT Receiving Fax Transmissions on May 20 and 21, 2014 – WCAT experienced technical difficulties with fax transmissions beginning sometime late in the evening of Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (approximately 10:00 p.m). The problem was resolved at approximately 10:30 am on Wednesday May 21, 2014. Persons sending faxes during that period may have received confirmation that WCAT received a fax, when it was actually not received. If you attempted to send a fax to WCAT during this period, please contact WCAT at (604) 664-7800, Toll Free within BC: 1 800 663-2782. (Posted 2014/05/28)
Mental Disorder Appeals and Government Employees Compensation Act – On March 28, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Martin v. Alberta (Workers’ Compensation Board), 2014 SCC 25 (Martin) regarding a claim for chronic onset stress by a federal employee in Alberta. The court found that provincial boards and authorities are required under the Government Employees Compensation Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. G-5 (GECA) to apply their own provincial laws and policies, provided they do not conflict with the GECA. If you are a federal employee or employer involved in an active appeal before WCAT in respect of a decision regarding a claim for a mental disorder not arising from a physical injury, the Martin decision may potentially affect the outcome of your appeal, and you may wish to address this in your submissions. (Posted 2014/04/09)

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