# 2020-120 Careers, Medical Condition, Medical Employment Limitation

Medical condition, Medical Employment Limitation (MEL) 

Case Summary

F&R Date: 2021–04–14

The grievor disagreed with his Permanent Medical Category (PCAT) and its associated Medical Employment Limitation (MEL). The grievor further argued that his medical diagnosis was predicated upon his medical records that are inaccurate since specific events are being mischaracterized. The grievor stated that the PCAT and MEL had an adverse effect on his career and requested that they be reviewed and amended. 

The Commander of the Canadian Forces Health Service Group acted as the Initial Authority (IA) and denied the grievor redress. As part of his review, the IA requested that the Director of Medical Policy (D Med Pol) conduct a thorough review of the grievor's medical file and submissions.  D Med Pol indicated that the grievor had been treated throughout his medical treatment in accordance with policy and with the medical evidence available. D Med Pol also stated that the grievor's PCAT and MEL would continue to be evaluated in the future if additional medical evidence is presented. Based on this review, the IA determined that the PCAT and MEL were appropriate given the grievor's medical diagnosis.

The Committed found that the grievor had been treated fairly and that the PCAT and MEL were assigned to the grievor in accordance with the applicable policies and directives. The Committee recommended that the grievor not be afforded redress.  

FA Decision Summary

The Final Authority (FA), the Director Canadian Forces Grievance Authority, agreed with the Committee's recommendation that the grievor not be afforded redress. The FA agreed with the finding that, in light of the grievor's diagnosed medical condition, the G3 medical category assigned and the requirement for medical pre-screening for some duties were justified and in accordance with policy. 

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