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Category: Human Rights

Webinar: COVID case law update

In this webinar, Simran Prihar, Ryan Newell, and Gabe Hoogers reviewed the latest workplace law cases involving COVID-19.

May 27, 2021
Simran Prihar Ryan Newell Gabriel Hoogers

Can I provide child care for my grandkids during the stay-at-home order?

With more and more grandparents getting vaccinated, new options may be available for child care as grandparents begin to feel safer about helping out. But the stay-at-home rules continue to ban indoor social gatherings. Kelly Doctor explains how child care fits into the current rules.

April 19, 2021
Kelly Doctor

Webinar – COVID Update 2021

In this webinar, we provided a COVID update and addressed some new COVID-related legal issues.

January 29, 2021
Simon Archer Colleen Bauman Kelly Doctor Kirsten Mercer Daniel Sheppard

Can my employer force me to take a COVID-19 vaccine?

The development of vaccines for COVID-19 has raised many questions about whether employers can require their employees to get vaccinated. Colleen Bauman discusses how an employer’s vaccination policy must balance the public health risk against the impact of the policy on an employee’s bodily integrity, privacy rights and economic interests.

January 11, 2021
Colleen Bauman

What are my workplace rights as a parent when schools reopen?

As schools reopen, many parents have concerns about the safety of their children, family members and themselves. Kelly Doctor examines why parents may need workplace accommodation when their children are back in school.

August 27, 2020
Kelly Doctor

Webinar – Reopening Ontario: Issues for Workers and Unions

This webinar examined the issues unions and employees should be thinking about as Ontario workplaces gradually reopen.

June 17, 2020
Jean-Michel Corbeil Kelly Doctor Kiran Kang Darryl Korell Simran Prihar Daniel Sheppard

What does reopening Ontario mean for parents and caregivers?

First daycares, then summer day camps, and now “social circles”. As the province eases physical distancing restrictions, what do these changes mean for parents and caregivers? Kelly Doctor looks at what could happen to their workplace accommodations or emergency leaves.

June 15, 2020
Kelly Doctor

What do you need to know to cope with COVID-19 in the workplace?

We’ve prepared a memo addressing some of the most common questions we have been receiving from our clients regarding the many legal issues which are engaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. [Updated to May 19].

May 22, 2020
Char Wiseman

Webinar: Accommodating workers and their families

With Dan moderating, Kelly, Heather Ann and Mary Elizabeth discussed accommodating workers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Powerpoint available here.

April 17, 2020
Kelly Doctor Heather Ann McConnell Mary-Elizabeth Dill Daniel Sheppard

Family status and COVID-19: What are your rights as a caregiver?

Kelly Doctor looks at how an employer’s duty to accommodate on the basis of “family status” might assist parents trying to simultaneously work and look after their children during this pandemic.

March 30, 2020
Kelly Doctor