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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The Employment Law Implications of the Whole Foods Poppy Ban

Canadians have been recognizing Remembrance Day, November 11th, by wearing a poppy pin for almost 100 years. In addition to acting as a symbol to recognize the sacrifices of Canada’s veterans, the campaign also raises money each year for the Royal Canadian Legion. The funds raised from the sale of poppy pins go towards providing […]

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Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Facing Increased Delays

Workers facing discrimination or harassment at work have long had the remedy of bringing a complaint before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). When an employer fails to adequately accommodate a protected issue, such as a disability, or if the employer engages in discriminatory practices based on age, race, gender or similar issues, the […]

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