Labour Arbitration Allows Employer to Mandate COVID-19 Testing

Just last week, we wrote a blog speculating on an employer’s right to mandate vaccinations against COVID-19 for employees and staff. Considering a balance of an employer’s obligation to provide a safe workplace with an employee’s right to human rights protections, we concluded that the issue presents a fine line; one that courts would have […]

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Can Your Employer Require You to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

In recent weeks, Ontario and other provinces in Canada have experienced a sharp increase in the rate of COVID-19 infections. With more regions in the province entering a second lockdown period, promising news on the fight against the coronavirus infection is welcome. While still in the very early stages, Canada has begun to administer COVID-19 […]

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OLRB Decision Supports Migrant Workers Silenced About Pandemic Danger

Over the summer, there were several reports of COVID-19 outbreaks reported among migrant workers in Ontario, and particularly in the Southwestern region of the province. Workers reported a lack of support from employers, ranging from close quarters with other workers, a lack of safety equipment, and even insufficient necessities such as food. As a result, […]

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