Long-Term & Short-Term Disability

It is not uncommon for employees to be terminated while on disability or become disabled sometime after the termination of their employment. In either case, individuals are often deprived of significant financial support from their private insurance providers. 

At Zeilikman Law, we focus on the denial of short-term and long-term disability and medical benefits claims, usually arising out of an employment context. Short-term and long-term disabilities are not as easily replaceable such as that of healthcare and dental. These benefits are usually provided by the employer, through insurance obtained for a group of employees.


What is the difference between short-term and long-term disability?

Disability occurs where there are issues of impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. 

Short-term disability coverage under private insurance contracts normally exists for up to 6 months. 

Long-term disability coverage then extends beyond the short-term disability period. 

Where an individual has a serious medical condition such as severe anxiety or depression, for example, he or she would first apply to short-term disability (if such a coverage is available) in addition to long-term disability, which would take over after the short-term disability period has expired and provided that the individual satisfies coverage requirements.

How can Zeilikman Law help?

A person in Canada who is disabled and in need of either short-term or long-term support may have a valid claim for financial or other support from either a private disability insurance fund or a public system, such as the Ontario Disability Support Program. Let Zeilikman Law help you.

Our disability lawyers are experienced, professional, and determined. We approach these issues with logical and creative solutions. 

Request a consultation to learn more about our long term disability and short term disability legal services!

Legal Receptionist

Zeilikman Law is an employment law firm located in Vaughan, Ontario. We are looking to hire a legal receptionist to join our firm. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working as a receptionist at another law firm.

Location: Vaughan, Ontario.

Start Date: Immediately.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Full time. In-person only. This is not a remote work position.

Wages: 35,000 to 40,000 per year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage our firm’s multi-line telephone system to receive incoming calls.  Screen incoming telephone call inquiries to determine the nature of the telephone call and provide standard information related to our legal services.  Take and deliver messages and route incoming telephone calls to the appropriate staff person.
  • Answer general inquiries coming from the firm’s social media and website email.
  • Welcome in-person visitors upon arrival.  Direct visitors to the appropriate staff person and / or office or boardroom.
  • Organize in-person visitor schedule to prevent overlap and multiple bookings.
  • Receive, sort, and distribute daily mail and deliveries.
  • Arrange for couriers.
  • Keep front reception, kitchenette area and boardroom tidy.
  • Perform various clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, and faxing on an as-needed basis.
  • Process client or other payments.
  • May be asked to run minor errands outside of office such as attending post office to arrange a courier or pick up mail.
  • May be asked to assist other law clerks or lawyers of the firm as required and as appropriate.
  • Any other basic administrative duties or tasks as deemed appropriate.

Required Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of general office procedures including filing, faxing, and printing and copying.
  • Basic word processing computer skills.
  • Proficient in receptionist and telephone practices, etiquette, and decorum.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Positive customer service attitude is a must.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

Education and Experience:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in an office setting with an emphasis in accounting, reception or clerical work is required.   We would prefer experience in a law firm environment.

Applications for this position should be sent via email to jennifer@zeilikmanlaw.com. All applications should include a cover letter, resume and at least two references. Only successful candidates will be contacted.