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Refusal to vaccinate: Disentitlement to EI benefits and “Just Cause”

Canada - October 22 2021 In past articles, we have addressed an employer's right to introduce mandatory vaccination policies in the workplace. The introduction of such a…

Ontario Human Rights Commission on vaccination exemptions: “personal preferences” and “singular beliefs” against vaccination not protected by human rights legislation

Canada - September 22 2021 In past articles, we have emphasized that mandatory vaccination policies in the workplace are generally permissible, subject to legitimate objections…

Open Toronto businesses must have a covid-19 vaccination policy

Canada - August 27 2021 Many of our clients have been inquiring about the implementation of workplace vaccination policies. Effective August 24, 2021, the Ontario Government…

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave and Wrongful Dismissal

Canada - May 3 2021 Ontario employees on temporary layoff (or on reduced hours) due to COVID-19 are currently deemed to be on Infectious Disease…

Mandatory Vaccination and Your Workplace

Canada - April 9 2021 With the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine well underway, many Canadian employers are thinking about introducing…