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.
With employees returning to the office, many Canadian employers are considering implementing mandatory vaccination policies in their workplaces. This is giving rise to many questions, including the legality of such policies as a condition of accessing the workplace.
With mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies rolling out in many workplaces across Ontario, managing employees who choose not to get vaccinated can become a difficult task. While some employees cannot get vaccinated for a medical reason, others may choose not to get vaccinated for personal reasons.