Employment lawyers spend a lot of time thinking about age. A worker’s age can have a myriad of implications, ranging from available training opportunities to the impact of different generational norms. Age is also frequently a focus in wrongful dismissal litigation. The seminal decision of Bardal v. Globe & Mail Ltd., 1960 CanLII 294 (ON SC) specifies that a worker’s age is one of the key components that must be assessed when determining dismissal entitlements.
A mandatory COVID vaccine policy must exempt those who qualify for an exemption for medical reasons or because of creed under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The federal government has rolled out their mandatory vaccination policy for the federal public service. In addition, it will require certain federally regulated industries, namely the air, rail and marine transportation, to establish vaccination policies by October 30, 2021.