Information About Developments In Employment, Labour, And Human Rights Law
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- Interview by Canadian Bar Association on mandatory vaccine policies.
The National Magazine by the Canadian Bar Association published an article called “Insist or accommodate?” by author Carolynne Burkholder-James, a lawyer with Marcotte Law in Prince George, B.C. In this article, Carolynne asks several employment lawyers about their thoughts on employers imposing man … Read more »
- Can an employer force me back to work even after testing positive for COVID-19, but with no symptoms?
The short answer: No, as long as you are following medical advice or following the government’s guidelines on COVID-19.The Globe and Mail asked me to answer this question for its readers in a recent column of the Nine to Five. The full question was as follows:I’m a personal support worker in a long- … Read more »
- Can employers force employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yahoo Finance Canada asked me whether employers can require their employees to take a vaccine, and whether private businesses can deny service to customers who have not been vaccinated.The full article is here, written by Alicja Siekierska, where she interviews several employment lawyers. Here’s my … Read more »
- COVID-19 FAQ #11 – Can an employer make employees get the COVID-19 test?
The Globe and Mail asked me to answer this question for its readers in a recent column of the Nine to Five. The full question was as follows:My boss is requesting that all employees get a COVID 19 test before reopening the office. The issue I have with this, is that the test only means we do not hav … Read more »
- COVID-19 FAQ #10 – Do I Get More Severance If I am Terminated During COVID-19?
Despite reported COVID-19 cases being down in Ontario, many employers are facing the grim reality of how the pandemic has affected, and will affect, their business. Even with the government’s emergency wage subsidy program, employers may have to cut down on employee and payroll costs. With many empl … Read more »