Like most employment lawyers, I have been getting calls from employers asking whether they can require employees to get vaccinated for COVID.
This article outlines some human rights considerations when hiring employees in Ontario. Whether you are fresh into your first recruitment role, or a seasoned recruitment professional, understanding the proper and legal way of onboarding employees can make a tremendous difference when it comes to the company’s liability for discrimination.
Vaccination has been touted as the key to a speedy return to normal following the last—seemingly interminable—18 months of pandemic life. With on-again-off-again lockdowns across Canada and wave after wave of spiking COVID cases, it’s encouraging to see provinces, territories and municipalities bolster their vaccination programs.