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.
On September 21, Québec’s Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, passed, and the date of assent was September 22, 2021. Most of the provisions come into force two years after the date of assent, with a few exceptions where some provisions become effective in one year.
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.