The Ontario Human Rights Commission ("OHRC") recently released a policy statement regarding vaccine mandates and proof of vaccine certificates (the “Policy”). The Policy provides helpful guidance for employers.
Like most employment lawyers, I have been getting calls from employers asking whether they can require employees to get vaccinated for COVID.
Changes in workplace structures as a result of COVID-19 are being referred to as “hybrid” workplaces, meaning that the workplace has different physical arrangements, different scheduling and communications, for example. Employers must understand the difficulties for employees adjusting to workplace changes.