COVID-19 Legal Resource Page
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on all aspects of our working lives. Employees had many questions about their workplace rights and entitlements, and our blog posts helped provide some answers.
Now, as businesses across Canada are now slowly reopening, employees have new questions about their rights and entitlements. We can help you find the answers as we enter the first phases of returning to the workplace. We’ll be continuing to publish posts on the topics you need to know about as Ontario continues through its phases of reopening.
Please note that these blog posts are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Since the law relating to employee rights and benefits is rapidly changing as a result of the pandemic, we will work to keep this information up to date.
Vaccine mandates in workplaces raise a lot of questions for employees. Medical information is given one of the highest levels of protection in the workplace. An employer can’t ask for an employee’s private health information without a good reason. But as Benjamin Piper discusses, this doesn’t mean that an
employer can never ask for health information.
In this webinar, we provided a COVID update and addressed some new COVID-related legal issues.
Dan Sheppard appeared on Ontario Today to answer questions from individuals across Ontario who are struggling with the new COVID rules and how they are to be applied in the workplace. Listen here!
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.